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Liver disorder in mice reversed using new gene-editing technology

Cambridge - Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have cured mice of a rare liver disorder that is caused by a single gene mutation using a new genome-editing technique.
In the Media by Sean Fraser

Killing cancer by exploding tumor cells

Atlanta - Scientists have heralded a new drug tested in mice, which causes tumor cells to explode, as a major breakthrough. The drug has been tested out on mice.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Mice and ticks: the ideal couple?

Mice are effective at transferring disease-causing pathogens to feeding ticks. This can lead to diseases being spread to people. Do the mice mind the ticks? It seems that they may help the mouse live for longer.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Brain region linked to schizophrenia

Researchers have identified a region of the brain which is sensitive to small changes in memory. The results provide a clue as to why this area is often found to be abnormal in people suffering with schizophrenia.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

New compound improves heart function in mice Special

Researchers from the University of Missouri recently found success using a drug to treat laboratory mice with one form of congenital heart disease.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Mice engineered for flu resistance

A study has shown that mice lacking a certain protein, called Tmprss2, are no longer affected by particular flu viruses.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Can fear be inherited?

Mice appear to pass certain fears onto their offspring, according to a new research study. Trials so far on mice suggest that certain smells associated with frightening events can be passed on to successive generations.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Bear gallbladder prevents diabetes

A chemical extracted from the gallbladder of a bear stops a cellular stress response and stalls the progression of type-1 diabetes in mice.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Does sleep 'wash out' the brain?

Does sleep help the body to wash away toxins and other unwanted chemicals? New research suggests that sleep clears out interstitial clutter in the mouse brain.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Mice modeling schizophrenia show key brain network in overdrive Special

Using mice genetically engineered to display symptoms of schizophrenia, scientists have uncovered a faulty brain mechanism that may underlie schizophrenia.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 2 comments
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