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Sperm can show signs of a mother’s stress

Cambridge - Scientists report that mice that are malnourished while pregnant can pass down genetic markers of such stress to their sons’ sperm.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Running mice get vision back

A new research study has shown that exposure to visual stimuli while running can restore vision to mice blind in one eye.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Body cell's link to obesity

The hormone leptin, which signals fullness to animals, has been shown to act through neurons. New research suggests that another type of cell is also involves called glia. The finding could have implications for obesity research.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Some brain cells deal with stress better than others

Scientists may have found the brain cells responsible for the varying reactions to stress. The research also suggests that there are variations between animals in how the brain responds to stressful situations.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Do pet mice enjoy running on wheels?

Do pet mice enjoy running on wheels or is it simply a neurotic response to being held captive in a cage? A new science paper attempts to settle the argument.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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

Does caffeine pose a risk during pregnancy?

Caffeine during pregnancy could be bad for pregnant women. Scientists found the stimulant altered the brain cells of newborns whose moms had consumed caffeine during and after pregnancy.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Is it possible to erase 'bad memories'?

It remains 'science fiction' that a 'bad' memory can be erased. However, researchers have managed to selectively erase methamphetamine-related memories in mice and rats.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Down syndrome in mice reversed by injection

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University of Medicine in Maryland discovered a way of reversing Down syndrome in mice by injecting them with a small molecule called a sonic hedgehog pathway agonist.
In the Media by Justin King - 1 comment

Timber rattlesnakes keeps Lyme disease in check

The timber rattlesnake, common in parts of the U.S., should be conserved, according to a group of ecologists, because the snake eats mice, and mice are the major contributors of Lyme disease.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

New technique to create transparent brains

Researchers have developed a solution that turns tissues transparent. It is hoped that the technique will be used to view neuronal circuits in the human brain, as part of the examination of conditions like Alzheimer's disease.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Japanese scientists clone mouse from drop of blood

Using just circulating blood cells in the tail of a donor mouse, scientists at the Riken BioResoure Center were able to create a clone of the mouse.
In the Media by Michael Thomas - 7 comments

Scientists will attempt to engineer 'cancer proof' mice

Rochester - Cancer can kill most rodents, but not one particular type: the naked mole rat. On investigation, scientists will attempt to use genes from the mole rat to crate a 'cancer free' mouse.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Russia's space creatures back from month long space mission

A Russian capsule carrying mice, lizards and other small animals returned to Earth on Sunday after spending a month in space for what scientists said was the longest experiment of its kind. Half the mice died while all of the gecko's survived.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks - 1 comment

Can the fat burning 'toggle switch' be found?

Several scientific inquiries have sought to find a way to convert undesirable white fat cells into brown fat cells as a means of stimulating weight loss. Some new research may have found the answer.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Mouse brain rendered transparent for neurological research

Researchers have developed a method for rendering the brain of a mouse transparent. This non-destructive process is designed to allow scientists to better visualize brain conditions such as autism.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Can a pill be made to 'sober up' drunken people?

A magic pill to sober up someone up after an excessive intake of alcohol may be many years away. However, scientists have succeeded in developing a nanocapsule that can 'sober up' drunken mice.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 6 comments

Old drug offers potential diabetes and obesity treatments

The drug amlexanox, prescribed for the treatment of asthma, appears to reverse obesity, diabetes and fatty liver. This could lead to the development of novel treatments.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Scientists allow deaf mice to hear again

A science team have developed a drug that, when injected into the inner ears of deaf mice, partially restores their hearing.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Promising development with Alzheimer's Disease research

Scientists have managed to reduce the changes that occur in the body with the onset of Alzheimer's disease in mice. The research has the potential to lead to a major breakthrough in the search for a treatment for the disease.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Video: Funny YouTube film, Cats in Space, goes viral

Star Trek now has competition in a new video, Cats in Space. But unlike Kirk and Spock battling evil aliens in the constellation Orion, cats exploring frontiers of space on an Enterprise-like starship have only one mission, fighting space mice.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus
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