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Apr. 10, 2017 — A transgenic mouse has been developed that could help scientists identify new influenza virus strains with the potential to cause a global ... read more

Jan. 26, 2017 — Efforts by researchers to grow the first embryos containing cells from humans and pigs proved more challenging than anticipated, they report in a new study. Human/animal chimeras can offer insights ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — The distribution of house shrews in the coastal areas from Asia to East Africa suggests a wider trade network in the middle-modern ... read more

Conserved Role for Ovo Protein in Reproductive Cell Development in Mice and Fruit Flies

Jan. 23, 2017 — Germline cells are the only cells that develop into eggs or sperm, while somatic cells develop into the body. Progenitors of the germline, known as primordial germ cells (PGCs), differentiate into ... read more

Seoul Virus Outbreak Associated With Home-Based Rat-Breeding Facilities

Jan. 20, 2017 — Experts from CDC are working with the Illinois Department of Health and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to investigate cases of Seoul virus infections among eight people who worked at ... read more

Common Antioxidant May Guard Against Liver Disease

Jan. 3, 2017 — A common antioxidant found in human breast milk and foods like kiwi fruit can protect against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in the offspring of obese ... read more

Nov. 29, 2016 — Each animal species hosts its own, unique community of microbes that can significantly improve its health and fitness. That is the implication of a laboratory study that investigated four different ... read more

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

Nov. 15, 2016 — Our current understanding is that mice have either no -- or extremely limited -- neural circuitry and genes similar to those that regulate human speech. According to a recent study, this ... read more

Nov. 15, 2016 — Some animals can enter a hibernation-like state called daily torpor that reduces the amount of energy needed to survive when food is unavailable. Using a combination of experimental data and ... read more

How the African Striped Mouse Got Its Stripes

Nov. 2, 2016 — A gene called Alx3 blocks the differentiation of pigment-producing cells in the skin of the African striped mouse, thus generating the mouse's characteristic light-colored stripes, a new study ... 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

Molecular Origins of Allergy to House Dust Mites Discovered

Oct. 25, 2016 — Scientists have found which molecules of the house dust mites are initially targeted by the immune system of children developing, even years later, allergic rhinitis and asthma. The discovery will ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — Working with dot-counting mice running through a virtual-reality maze, scientists have found that in order to navigate space rodent brains rely on a cascade of neural signals that culminate in a ... 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

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