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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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Temperature-Dependent Immunity

By | November 18, 2013

Scientists show that mice housed at room temperature are less able to fight tumors.

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Cranking Out New Models

By | May 6, 2013

Scientists make mice strains with multiple mutations in less than a month without using embryonic stem cells.

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Mums Tell Dads to Care

By | January 8, 2013

Mouse mothers emit ultrasound vocalizations and odor cues to stimulate otherwise uninterested fathers to provide parental care to their pups.

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Measuring Rabbit Pain

By | September 10, 2012

Researchers develop a scale for rabbits, akin to the grimace scale used for laboratory mice, to help assess pain during routine lab procedures.

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New Mice on the Block

By | February 29, 2012

After 10 years in development, a novel mouse population proves its mettle in complex trait research.

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Binge-drinking Mice

By | December 12, 2011

A new mouse model of alcoholism better recapitulates behaviors seen in addicted humans.

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What lab mice are made of

By | June 2, 2011

The most detailed genetic maps to date of classical lab mouse strains reveal limited genetic diversity and overwhelmingly originate from a single species of domestic mouse, the researchers report.

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