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.
May 2, 2020 - Freethink
Researchers are Rushing to Freeze... Lab Mice Sperm?
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
March 14, 2020 - National Public Radio
Mouse Hunt: Lab Races To Grow Mice For COVID-19 Research
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
March 10, 2020 - Bloomberg News
A Virus Cure Depends on Rare Lab Mice, But There Aren’t Enough
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
March 9, 2020 - Nature
Labs rush to study coronavirus in transgenic animals — some are in short supply
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
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