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Did Russian Space Mice Survive Month in Orbit?

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May 20, 2013
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In April, Russian scientists sent mice, geckos, and gerbils into space for a one-month orbit around Earth.


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Eating Junk Food Causes Irreversible Memory Loss

Eating Junk Food Causes Irreversible Memory Loss

Buzz60 (Dec. 19, 2013) — Scientists in Australia are saying eating junk food for even a short amount of time can cause irreversible memory loss. The conclusions from tests with mice who ate a diet full of sugar and fat show the mice were unable to recognize places as well as mice who had had a healthier diet. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.
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From Zoo to Little Mice on the Prairie

From Zoo to Little Mice on the Prairie

AP (July 31, 2013) — Many people think of mice as pests. Not scientists at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. They're raising meadow jumping mice and other species and releasing them into the wild -- all part of a plan to help restore dwindling Midwestern prairies.
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Mice With 'MS-Like' Condition Walk After Stem Cell Treatment

Mice With 'MS-Like' Condition Walk After Stem Cell Treatment

Newsy (May 15, 2014) — The mice were given human stem cells to test stem cell rejection. But instead of rejecting the human cells, the mice began to show positive reactions. Video provided by Newsy
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Argentina Creates Drought-Resistant Gene for Crops

Argentina Creates Drought-Resistant Gene for Crops

AFP (Apr. 28, 2012) — Argentina's farmers cannot roll back climate change -– but with a new biotech advance which allows crops to survive in hot, dry climes, they may not need to. One team has found that transferring a sunflower gene into cereal crops like corn and soy can help them to survive longer without water, and even make them more productive. The discovery is being touted as Argentina's next genetically modified "miracle" -- for better and for worse.
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