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Signs of Consciousness in Dying Brains

By | August 13, 2013

A brief burst of brain activity with the neural signatures of consciousness follows cardiac arrest in rats. 

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Lab Rats Need Better Diets

By | July 18, 2012

Rodents fed all-you-can-eat diets may be skewing experimental results.

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Robo Rat

By | April 1, 2012

More-realistic whiskered robots are better able to navigate dark or dusty environments, while providing insights into rodent sensory processing.

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Stimulants Fail to Stimulate?

By | March 28, 2012

Caffeine and amphetamine don't always help rats work harder at tests of mental effort. It depends on their work ethic.

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image: Parasite Spurs Rat Sexual Frenzy

Parasite Spurs Rat Sexual Frenzy

By | August 19, 2011

The parasite Toxoplasma gondii furthers its transmission by making rats go wild for the scent of cat urine.

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The Virtual Physiological Rat

By | August 12, 2011

The NIH awards $13 million to create a computer model of a lab rat.

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Rats Don't Map Altitude

By | August 8, 2011

Rat neurons only weakly respond as the animals climbed upwards, suggesting the brain's map of the environment doesn't account for altitude.

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