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Why Obese Mice Prefer To Sit Around All Day
Joshua A. Krisch | Jan 3, 2017
A study links excess body weight in the rodents with dopamine receptor inactivity and reduced movement.
Study: Enriched Housing Changes Murine T Cells
Jef Akst | Oct 3, 2016
Mice that live in a more-stimulating environment for two weeks appear to develop a more-inflammatory immune state that might help protect the animals against infection.
Immune Defect Detected in Knockout Mice
Tanya Lewis | May 20, 2016
Researchers have identified a mutation in a commonly used commercial mouse strain that could impact experimental results.
Drug Spurs Digestion
Jef Akst | Jan 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.
May the Best Rodent Win
Molly Sharlach | Jan 1, 2015
Are mice, considered by some to be the less intelligent rodent, edging out rats as laboratory models of decision making?
Upside of Early-Life Stress?
Kate Yandell | Nov 18, 2014
Mice raised under stressful conditions are more adaptable as adults—and may pass this trait on to their pups.
To Kill a Lab Rat
Kerry Grens | Nov 4, 2014
Some institutions are changing their protocols for rodent euthanasia, as research finds there may be more humane methods.
Marissa Fessenden | Nov 1, 2014
How to avoid pitfalls in assays of mouse behavior
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | 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.
Blood Protein as Youth Rejuvenator
Bob Grant | May 6, 2014
Researchers identify a component of young mouse blood that can help repair damaged brains and muscles in older mice.