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February 25, 2017

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February 25, 2017

Nov. 18, 2016 — Mice with healthy immune systems could provide new insights into Zika virus pathology and treatment, report ... read more

Oct. 26, 2016 — A new immunotherapy technique has been developed that nearly eliminates the allergic response to peanut and egg white proteins in food-allergic mice, reducing the anaphylactic response by up to 90 ... read more

Mulberry Extract Activates Brown Fat, Shows Promise as Obesity Treatment

Oct. 26, 2016 — Good news for those who want to activate their brown fat (or BAT, brown adipose tissue) without having to be cold: New research suggests that a natural compound in mulberries, called ... read more

Soy Protein Early in Life May Help Prevent Bone Loss in Adulthood

Oct. 14, 2016 — Move over milk, soy protein early in life might be what's needed for strong, healthy bones in adulthood. New research reports that early dietary nutrition heavy in soy protein isolate can ... read more

Oct. 11, 2016 — The African naked mole rat is an odd, homely creature with the closest thing to real-life super powers on earth. These small rodents can live for 32 years, they are cancer-resistant, and they are ... read more

Insights Into the Development of Sperm and Egg Cell Precursors in the Embryo

Oct. 10, 2016 — Researchers have investigated the early stages of the development of cells called primordial germ cells and developed strategies to generate 'lookalike' cells in the lab. The generation of ... read more

Sep. 30, 2016 — Key sex-determining genes continue to operate in a mammalian species that lacks the Y chromosome, taking us a step further toward understanding sex ... read more

Sep. 28, 2016 — The EnerCage (Energized Cage) system is created for scientific experiments on awake, freely behaving small animals. It wirelessly powers electronic devices and sensors traditionally used during ... read more

Genes Essential to Life Found in Mouse Mutants Are Related to Many Human Disease Genes

Sep. 16, 2016 — Mutant traits have, for the first time, been identified in the mouse for 52 human disease genes. This significantly contributes to the understanding of the genetic bases for some human ... read more

Sep. 16, 2016 — About one-third of 1751 genes studied in the first comprehensive survey of the mouse genome are essential to life, according to new research. Mutations of these genes cause death at the embryo stage. ... read more

Ginger, Chili Peppers Could Work Together to Lower Cancer Risk

Sep. 7, 2016 — For many people, there's nothing more satisfying than a hot, spicy meal. But some research has suggested that capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their kick, might cause cancer. Now ... read more

Brief Rapamycin Therapy in Middle-Aged Mice Extends Lives

Aug. 23, 2016 — In mice, the drug rapamycin is known to extend lives and delay some age-related problems. Questions remain about about how it promotes healthy aging, when, how much and how long to administer ... read more

Aug. 22, 2016 — Sick wild house mice spend time away from their social groups, leading to a decrease in their potential for disease transmission according to a new study. The results can improve models focused on ... read more

Aug. 18, 2016 — Researchers have identified the protein that norovirus uses to invade cells. Norovirus is the most common viral cause of diarrhea worldwide, but scientists still know little about how it infects ... read more

First Public Collection of Bacteria from the Intestine of Mice

Aug. 12, 2016 — Mouse models are extensively used in pharmaceutical and medical research, and the microbes in their intestine can have an impact on research. However, there is still insufficient information ... read more

Scientists Test Nanoparticle Drug Delivery in Dogs With Osteosarcoma

July 25, 2016 — An engineer teamed up with a veterinarian to test a bone cancer drug delivery system in animals bigger than the standard animal model, the mouse. They chose dogs -- mammals closer in size and biology ... read more

Fluorescent Trypanosomes Reveal Invasion of Skin and Beyond Following Tsetse Fly Bites

July 21, 2016 — Trypanosome parasites cause sleeping sickness in Africa. If left untreated, the infection causes coma and eventually death. A study takes a close look at what happens after an infected tsetse fly ... read more

July 18, 2016 — Scientists studied mouse lemur DNA to determine how Madagascar's landscape changed over time -- since the lemurs are forest-dependent, changes in their DNA show how Madagascar's forests ... 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 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

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