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May 7, 2015

May 1, 2015 — The CRISPR/Cas system, which is based on chemically synthesized small RNAs and commercially available Cas9 enzyme, has enabled long gene-cassette knock-in in mice with highest efficiency ever ... read more

New Mouse Model for the Study of Neurofibromatosis

Apr. 16, 2015 — New mouse models for the study of principal malignant tumor associated with neurofibromatosis type 1 have been developed by researchers. Neurofibromatosis are disorders of the nervous system that ... read more

Feb. 12, 2015 — Beavers don't brush their teeth or drink fluoridated water, but a new study reports beavers do have protection against tooth decay built into the chemical structure of their teeth: iron. This ... read more

First Evidence of Seoul Hantavirus Found in Wild Rat Population in the Netherlands

Feb. 12, 2015 — Researchers report discovering the first evidence of Seoul hantavirus (SEOV) in the wild rat population in the Netherlands. The discovery comes on the heels of similar ones in France, Belgium and the ... read more

First Humanized Mouse Model of Sjögren’s Syndrome Opens Door to Study Other Autoimmune Diseases

Feb. 10, 2015 — Despite the prevalence of Sjögren’s syndrome – an autoimmune disease most commonly known for causing dry eyes and mouth - a lack of knowledge about how the condition starts has stalled the ... read more

Feb. 4, 2015 — A protein newly found in the naked mole rat may help explain its unique ability to ward off cancer. The protein is associated with a locus that is also found in humans and mice. It's the job of ... read more

New Animal Models Faithfully Reproduce Human Tumors

Jan. 22, 2015 — New animal models that reproduce faithfully the evolution and malignancy of different human tumors have been developed by researchers. This facilitates parallel tumor progression in patients ... read more

Jan. 15, 2015 — Researchers previously reported that a drug used for almost a century to treat trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness, reversed environmental autism-like symptoms in mice. Now, a new study suggests ... read more

Jan. 14, 2015 — Antibiotics aren't supposed to be effective against viruses. But new evidence in mice suggests antibiotics may help fight norovirus, a highly contagious gastrointestinal virus, report ... read more

Mouse Cell Line Developed to Fast-Track Research in BRAF Melanoma

Jan. 6, 2015 — By developing cell lines that grow readily in culture, investigators have created a fast-track research tool that remains applicable to many scientists who use mouse melanoma as a model ... read more

Jan. 5, 2015 — For decades, physicians and public health officials worldwide have been thwarted by the malaria parasite's ability to evolve resistance to the succession of drugs developed to treat it. But now ... read more

Dec. 25, 2014 — Scientists have used a cutting-edge method to stimulate neurons with light. They have successfully recorded synaptic transmission between neurons in a live animal for the first ... read more

Dec. 25, 2014 — Scientists have created primordial germ cells -- cells that will go on to become egg and sperm -- using human embryonic stem cells. Although this had already been done using rodent stem cells, this ... read more

Dec. 16, 2014 — Scientists have detected at least three potential hybridization events that likely shaped the evolutionary paths of 'old world' mice, two in recent times and one in the ancient past. The ... read more

Dec. 10, 2014 — As if holiday travel isn't stressful enough. Now researchers say we're likely sharing that already overcrowded airline cabin with countless tiny creatures including house dust ... read more

Different Species Share 'Genetic Toolkit' for Behavioral Traits

Dec. 1, 2014 — The house mouse, stickleback fish and honey bee appear to have little in common, but at the genetic level these animals respond in strikingly similar ways to danger, researchers report. When any of ... read more

Natural 'High' Could Avoid Chronic Marijuana Use

Dec. 1, 2014 — Replenishing the supply of a molecule that normally activates cannabinoid receptors in the brain could relieve mood and anxiety disorders and enable some people to quit using marijuana, a new study ... read more

Nov. 26, 2014 — Bioengineers have discovered that mouse embryos are contemplating their cellular fates in the earliest stages after fertilization when the embryo has only two to four cells, a discovery that could ... read more

Nov. 19, 2014 — Looking across the genomes of humans and mice, scientists have found that, in general, the systems that are used to control gene activity in both species have many similarities, along with crucial ... read more

Nov. 18, 2014 — When a viral infection spread through five genetically identical mice in a row, the virus replicated faster and became more virulent or severe. But when the infection spread one-by-one through five ... read more

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