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Omicron variant may have originated in mice, study reveals

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Jan 25, 2022 … BEIJING, China — Scientists are still uncertain how the original COVID-19 strain came to be, but new research indicates the Omicron variant may have originated in mice before making the jump to humans. Emerging in late 2021, the Omicron COVID-19 variant has further complicated and extended an already exhausting pandemic. Much more infectious than earlier versions…

Movement restored to paralyzed mice after genetic engineering breakthrough

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Jan 01, 2022 … DALLAS — Roughly 5.4 million Americans are currently living with paralysis, of which 27.3% are due to spinal injuries. According to a recent study, movement can be restored to mice paralyzed from spinal injuries via genetic engineering. Scientists say this breakthrough could ultimately help paraplegic and quadriplegic patients walk again. Around 2,500 people per year…

‘Fountain of youth’ pill shows ability to dramatically increase longevity in mice

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Dec 08, 2021 … SHANGHAI, China — Anti-aging treatments come in all shapes and sizes, from oxygen chambers to simple diets and exercises. Now, researchers say a flavonoid-based pill to fight aging and improve longevity could be on the horizon after scientists found the treatment dramatically extended the lifespans of mice. A team from the Chinese Academy of Sciences…

Tiny implant capable of secreting insulin cures diabetes in mice

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Jun 03, 2021 … ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Could an implant help diabetic patients never have to worry about their blood sugar again? Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Cornell University have successfully subdued diabetes in a group of mice by implanting a tiny device capable of releasing insulin-secreting cells. Those imported cells only…

Cancer vaccine successfully treats tumors, prevents disease from spreading in mice

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Feb 18, 2021 … BEIJING, China — While the success of COVID-19 vaccines fill headlines around the world, scientists say a very similar injection may be the first step in developing a vaccine against cancer. A new study finds an immunotherapy vaccine using hydrogel can successfully attack cancerous tumors and stop the disease from spreading in lab mice. Researchers…

Researchers discover blood vessel cells that triggers harmful inflammation in obese mice

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Jan 03, 2021 … DALLAS, Texas — Obesity can be a gateway to many other health conditions including heart disease and diabetes. Part of the problem is the inflammation obesity causes. As fat cells are loaded down with excess fat, the tissue around them becomes inflamed, but scientists haven’t figured out why this happens. Now, researchers from UT Southwestern say…

Blindness cure on horizon after vision loss fully restored in mice with glaucoma

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Dec 07, 2020 … Doctor: “Our results suggest this method is safe and could potentially revolutionize the treatment of the eye and many other organs affected by aging.” BOSTON, Mass. — A cure for blindness could be on the horizon after a team from Harvard Medical School reports they’ve successfully restored vision loss due to glaucoma in mice. Scientists…

Down syndrome mice a breakthrough for scientists hoping to better understand condition

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Aug 21, 2020 … BALTIMORE — Mice share many biological features with humans and experience many of the same diseases. For this reason, they are especially helpful to scientists developing new medical treatments. Unfortunately, many human diseases do not naturally occur in mice. One of those conditions is Down syndrome. In a new study however, scientists say they can now…

Experimental Covid Vaccine Prevents Pneumonia, Yields High Antibody Levels In Mice

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Aug 17, 2020 … ST. LOUIS — We have all seen images of the microscopic coronavirus particle with its trademark spiky crown. Those protrusions are proteins that enable the virus to attach to human cells, making the disabling of them the primary focus of most vaccine development. Scientists with Washington University School of Medicine are using the same process that…

Accidental discovery leads to Parkinson’s disease cure in mice

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Jun 26, 2020 … SAN DIEGO – Sometimes, scientific breakthroughs occur when researchers aren’t exactly looking for them. While attempting to better understand the function of a protein in connective tissue cells, UC San Diego School of Medicine scientists found a way to transform multiple types of cells into neurons. This discovery has led to the development of a treatment…

Russian Scientists Create ‘Humanized’ Mice For COVID-19 Drug Testing

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May 05, 2020 … MOSCOW, Russia — After a great deal of work and lots of hardship there is some good news for the scientists that are working on COVID-19 treatments and vaccines. Since classic medications are ineffective against the coronavirus, many scientists have been frantically searching for a new treatment. Nearly every new treatment or vaccine needs to…

Skinny genes coming soon? Scientists use CRISPR to reduce fat storage in mice

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Sep 02, 2019 … SEOUL, South Korea — Since the rise of CRISPR, the groundbreaking gene-editing technology that alters DNA sequences to enhance or quiet the expression of specific genes, scientists have sought out ways to use the tool to improve health conditions in humans. Now, according to a new study, researchers are able to use CRISPR to reduce the…

Older mice experience delayed aging, longer lifespans when given blood protein from younger mice

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Jun 17, 2019 … ST. LOUIS — Aging may not be for the faint of heart, but new research on mice suggests a protein supplement may one day be available for humans that could delay aging by improving health and adding years to our lives. It’s widely thought among those searching for the scientific equivalent of the “fountain of youth”…