The importance of the mouse model in Coronavirus research
Integral to our mission to improve human health, JAX is committed to helping address the coronavirus pandemic as rapidly as possible. This page is dedicated to providing you with up-to-date information about one aspect of the Laboratory's response: the mouse model JAX is breeding for COVID-19 research.
Noses twitching, whiskers searching, they are the vanguard of discovery — bearing our hopes and dreams and endless reams of research on their slim shoulders — as we follow their tails into the unknown: lab mice!Read more on NPR.org
Laboratories across the world are gearing up to develop vaccines that can stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus. They've got the funding; they've got the talent. But they don't have the mice. Read more on NPR.org
It’s a basic rule of medical research: Before you inject anything into humans, conduct experiments on animals—frequently mice—to determine whether treatments are safe and effective. Read more on Bloomberg News
As coronavirus marches around the globe, a sleepy town on the rugged Maine coast has become an unlikely nucleus in researchers’ efforts to combat the disease, known as COVID-19. Read more on Nature.com
Building a colony of hACE2 mice for COVID-19 research
JAX has created a new colony of specialized hACE2 mice to support global research on COVID-19. hACE2 mice are available for order, and JAX will begin shipping in June 2020.