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Drug Spurs Digestion

By | January 6, 2015

A new drug shows promise as a weight-loss solution in mice, prompting the animals to burn calories in the absence of a meal.

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May the Best Rodent Win

By | January 1, 2015

Are mice, considered by some to be the less intelligent rodent, edging out rats as laboratory models of decision making?

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Upside of Early-Life Stress?

By | November 18, 2014

Mice raised under stressful conditions are more adaptable as adults—and may pass this trait on to their pups.

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To Kill a Lab Rat

By | November 4, 2014

Some institutions are changing their protocols for rodent euthanasia, as research finds there may be more humane methods.

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Mouse Traps

By | November 1, 2014

How to avoid pitfalls in assays of mouse behavior

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Running Wild

By | May 22, 2014

Mice in nature appear to enjoy running on wheels, helping to settle the question whether the behavior is a just a neurotic response in lab mice.

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Blood Protein as Youth Rejuvenator

By | May 6, 2014

Researchers identify a component of young mouse blood that can help repair damaged brains and muscles in older mice.

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Men Trigger Mouse Stress

By | April 28, 2014

Mice become stressed in the presence of male, but not female, experimenters, triggering a physiological response that dampens pain.

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Smelling While Sleeping Hurts Memory Consolidation

By | April 9, 2014

The brain’s ability to properly store olfactory information can be disrupted by introducing new sensory stimulation during deep sleep, a mouse study finds.

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Common Lab Mice Differ

By | January 8, 2014

Related substrains of the Black 6 lab mouse carry key genetic polymorphisms, including one that has a dramatic effect on the rodents’ responses to cocaine.

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