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July 19, 2016 — Zebrafish are becoming more and more popular as a research model for human disease. Along with mice and humans, they are one of the most commonly studied animals in biomedical ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Testosterone plays a major role in controlling behavior associated with masculinity in many mammals. In early development, testosterone is involved in the formation and organization of ... read more

July 13, 2016 — The immune system affects -- and even controls -- social behavior, a new study has found. Researchers discovered that blocking a single type of immune molecule made mouse brains go hyperactive and ... read more

July 13, 2016 — If you've ever seen a friend have good results from a diet but then not been able to match those results yourself, you may not be surprised by new findings in mice that show that diet response ... read more

July 12, 2016 — Cinnamon is a delicious addition to toast, coffee and breakfast rolls. Eating the tasty household spice also might improve learning ability, according to new ... read more

July 12, 2016 — Fecal transplants are increasingly being used to treat certain human illnesses and there is a major upsurge in animal experiments involving fecal material, report scientists. But what, exactly, is ... read more

Veggie Juice That Illuminates the Gut

July 11, 2016 — The pigment that gives spinach and other plants their verdant color may improve doctors' ability to examine the human gastrointestinal tract. That's according to a study which describes how ... read more

July 11, 2016 — The bacteria in your gut do more than break down your food. They also can predict susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis, suggests a new ... read more

July 11, 2016 — A study in mice shows for the first time that visual stimulation can help damaged retinal neurons regrow optic nerve fibers (retinal ganglion cell axons). In combination with chemically induced ... read more

July 11, 2016 — Are pomegranates really the superfood that will counteract aging? Scientists have discovered that a molecule in pomegranates, transformed by microbes in the gut, enables muscle cells to protect ... read more

Diabetes Reversal After Bypass Surgery Linked to Changes in Gut Microorganisms

July 11, 2016 — Studies have shown that bariatric surgery can lead to remission of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in rodents and humans, but this beneficial effect cannot be explained solely by weight loss. In a ... read more

July 7, 2016 — Researchers have created super-sniffer mice that have an increased ability to detect a specific odor, according to a new study. The mice, which can be tuned to have different levels of sensitivity to ... read more

Boosting Potency of Broccoli-Related Compound for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

July 6, 2016 — Researchers boosted the potency of a broccoli-related compound by 10 times and identified it as a possible treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss ... read more

Anatomy of a Decision: Mapping Early Development

July 6, 2016 — A new atlas of gene expression during the earliest stages of life boosts studies of development. Understanding very early points of development is vital to understanding how animals develop and how ... read more

New Brainstem Model Reveals How Brains Control Breathing

July 5, 2016 — Scientists have discovered how the brain controls our breathing in response to changing oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in the ... read more

Extra Fat Does Not Act as an Insulator

July 5, 2016 — Carrying excess fat does not contribute to a warmer body in obese mice, a new study on the insulating effects of fat finds. What did work to keep the mice warm was fur. The research team found fur to ... read more

New Technique Helps Link Complex Mouse Behaviors to Genes That Influence Them

July 4, 2016 — Mice are one of the most commonly used laboratory organisms, widely used to study everything from autism to infectious diseases. Yet genomic studies in mice have lagged behind those in humans. In a ... read more

Copper-Induced Misfolding of Prion Proteins

July 1, 2016 — Researchers have described with single-molecule precision how copper ions cause prion proteins to misfold and seed the misfolding and clumping of nearby prion ... read more

July 1, 2016 — Researchers have confirmed that a benign bacterium called Wolbachia pipientis can completely block transmission of Zika virus in Aedes aegypti. Scientists say the bacteria could present a 'novel ... read more

July 1, 2016 — Scientists have devised a way to develop bigger, stronger muscle fibers. But instead of popping up on the bicep of a bodybuilder, these muscles grow on a tiny scaffold or 'chip' molded from ... read more

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