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Research and Animal Welfare

The Role of Animal Models in Research

Research utilizing laboratory animals has been crucial in the development of many scientific advances. The University of Vermont uses laboratory animals in biomedical, biological and behavioral research, and is committed to using those animals in an ethical and compassionate manner.

UVM investigators utilize laboratory animals only when an animal model is required to address specific scientific objectives and continually seek alternatives to the use of animals.

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Reporting Animal Welfare Concerns

The University of Vermont is strongly committed to fostering a culture of compliance; all faculty, staff and students have a role in achieving this goal. If you have questions regarding compliance issues or would like anonymously to report an animal welfare incident or concern, please see the Ethics & Compliance Reporting & Help Line.

SPOTLIGHT ON RESEARCH
Developing Targeted Cancer Treatments

Developing Targeted Cancer Treatments

Researchers at UVM are hard at work developing "targeted" chemotherapeutic agents for cancer. Targeted chemotherapeutic agents may be more effective than current treatments at fighting cancer, without the side effects.

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Providing New Hope for People with Anxiety Disorders

Providing New Hope for People with Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety used to be understood only as a product of fear, within the limited context of negative emotions. Now, a cross-disciplinary team of UVM researchers is investigating a key region of the brain and their work holds great promise for people affected by anxiety disorders.

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Perfecting Non-Invasive Techniques for Treating Heart Disease

Perfecting Non-Invasive Techniques for Treating Heart Disease

The number-one cause of death in the United States is heart disease. UVM researchers are developing treatments for atherosclerosis and looking for ways to heal the heart muscle.

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Looking at Learning

Looking at Learning

Pioneering work in UVM's Department of Psychology — connecting neural events and human behavior — has made our researchers in-demand speakers and contributors to journals where they translate basic experiments into insights that may lead to better treatment for issues like anxiety disorders and drug addiction.

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Creating New Treatments to Control Diabetes

Creating New Treatments to Control Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes affects one in every 600 children and can shorten a person's lifespan by up to 15 years. It's not a disease sufferers can outgrow and controlling it requires constant vigilance. That's why endocrinology researchers at UVM are working on a treatment that ends the need for injections.

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Providing Better Health for People with Cystic Fibrosis

Providing Better Health for People with Cystic Fibrosis

Patients with cystic fibrosis — an inherited chronic disease — are often artificially ventilated for long periods of time. Artificial ventilation results in an increased risk of lung infection that is resistant to antibiotics. UVM researchers are investigating new ways to combat this bacterium.

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UVM is an AAALAC-accredited animal research program.

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