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July 28, 2016

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July 28, 2016

Seaweed Could Potentially Help Fight Food Allergies

June 1, 2016 — Seaweed has long been a staple food in many Asian countries and has recently caught on as a snack food in America as a healthful alternative to chips. The edible algae that fall in the category of ... read more

Study Identifies Unexpected Mutation in Commonly Used Research Mice

May 19, 2016 — A strain of inbred mice commonly used for the creation of so-called knockout animals has been found to carry a previously undetected mutation that could affect the results of immune system research ... read more

Using Precision-Genetics in Pigs to Beat Cancer

May 13, 2016 — Because of their similarities to people, using new technology in pigs turn up as a valuable alternative to rodent models of ... read more

May 5, 2016 — The ongoing Zika virus (ZIKV) epidemic with its link to birth defects and serious immune disease has created an urgent need for a small animal model that can improve our understanding of how the ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — A third species of African spiny mouse can completely close four millimeter ear holes and regenerate missing tissue, researchers have found, building upon their 2012 landmark discovery. This new ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — Vaccines and therapeutics developed using mice sometimes don't work as expected in humans. New research points to the near-sterile surroundings of laboratory mice as a key reason. When the ... read more

Are Lab Mice Too Cold? Why It Matters for Science

Apr. 19, 2016 — A typical mouse laboratory is kept between 20 and 26 degrees C, but if the mice had it their way, it would be a warm 30 degrees C. While the mice are still considered healthy at cooler temperatures, ... read more

Apr. 15, 2016 — Scientists have described three new species of mouse lemurs. They live in the South and East of Madagascar and increase the number of known mouse lemur species to 24. As little as 20 years ago, only ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — The swirling skies of Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night illustrate a mystery that has eluded biologists for more than a century -- why do we perceive the color blue in the dimly lit night sky? A ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — Mice that vocalize in a repetitive, halting pattern similar to human stuttering may provide insight into a condition that has perplexed scientists for centuries, according to a new study. These mice, ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — A handful of tiny teeth found in Israel's Negev desert led researchers to describe a new species of rodent which has been extinct for nearly 18 million ... read more

New Way to Smell a Rat Means End for Rodents

Apr. 11, 2016 — Scientists have developed a new way to exterminate rats by identifying and synthetically replicating the male brown rat's sex pheromone. The chemical is a powerful attractant for luring female ... read more

Typhoid Toxin Increases Host Survival and Promotes Asymptomatic Infection

Apr. 7, 2016 — Genotoxins damage the genetic material in cells and can cause mutations and cancer. Some bacteria code for and produce genotoxins. A new study reports the surprising finding that one of them, typhoid ... read more

Apr. 7, 2016 — A detailed molecular analysis of the embryo's first week of development has been conducted by scientists. Their results show that there are considerable differences in embryonic development ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — Scientists have established a mouse model for testing of vaccines and therapeutics to battle Zika virus. The model mimics aspects of the infection in ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — Two unrelated studies on the Zika virus -- one ruling out a theory for how Zika may be passing through the human placenta and another on using mouse models to trace Zika pathogenesis have just been ... read more

Mar. 24, 2016 — Two new gene modification methods have been developed: lsODN (long single-stranded oligodeoxynucleotide) and 2H2OP (two-hit two-oligo with plasmid). These methods use CRISPR (Clustered Regularly ... read more

Mar. 23, 2016 — Scientists have looked into the brains of living mice to see in real time the processing of sensory information and generation of behavioral responses. To do so, researchers developed a line of ... read more

Mar. 18, 2016 — The best laid plans of mice and men are a bit different -- at least when it comes to kidney development. Compared to a mouse, a human has nearly 100 times more nephrons, the functional units of the ... read more

Rat Problems in Poor Neighborhoods Linked to Depressive Symptoms

Mar. 16, 2016 — Residents of Baltimore's low-income neighborhoods who believe rats are a big problem where they live are significantly more likely to suffer from depressive symptoms such as sadness and anxiety, ... read more

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