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Waisman scientists model human disease in stem cells

June 26, 2013

Many scientists use animals to model human diseases. Mice can be obese or display symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Rats get Alzheimer's and diabetes. But animal models are seldom perfect, and so scientists are looking at a relatively new type of stem cell, called the induced pluripotent stem cell (iPS cell), that can be grown into specialized cells that become useful models for human disease.

PETA’s Mixed Martial Assault on Scientists

June 13, 2013

From the website, Speaking of Research.

From penguins to hyenas, vet students care for the wildest patients

December 18, 2012

A UW–Madison initiative is one of only 22 accredited zoological medicine residency programs in the world, and its mission is to prepare veterinarians to effectively treat the increasing number of exotic pets, animals at zoos and aquaria, and injured and sick wildlife — and free-ranging wildlife as well.

Scientists create road map to metabolic reprogramming for aging

November 29, 2012

In efforts to understand what influences life span, cancer and aging, scientists are building road maps to navigate and learn about cells at the molecular level.