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Image of the Day: Placental Array
Staff | Apr 25, 2017
Placentas from mice with genetically distinct immune systems, stained to highlight differences in three proteins, representing the nucleus (blue), blood vessels (red), and trophoblasts (green)
An Epigenetic Aging Clock for Mice
Diana Kwon | Apr 20, 2017
Scientists predict rodents’ ages by assessing DNA methylation markers in various tissues.
Promiscuous Mice Have Extra-Fast Sperm
Jef Akst | Oct 19, 2016
The tails of polygamous deer mice sperm have longer midsections than the sperm tails of monogamous individuals of a similar species, and this correlates with improved swimming and competitive ability.
Different Brains, Similar Wiring
Tanya Lewis | Jul 22, 2016
The brains of primates and mice follow the same exponential rule of connectivity, according to a study.
Genetic Repression Boosts Memory
Kate Yandell | Oct 1, 2015
Expression or translation of some genes must be turned off in the mouse hippocampus for memories to form.
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?
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 3, 2014
A program developed by animal behavior researchers automatically tracks individuals in a group, like fish in a school or ants in a colony.
High Protein, High Risk?
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 6, 2014
Low-protein diets are linked to longer life spans in mice and humans.
More than Sperm Support
Jef Akst | Jan 27, 2014
Male mice lacking seminal vesicles father fewer offspring, and their sons suffer from abnormal metabolism into adulthood.
Toxin Wipes Out Persistent HIV
Kerry Grens | Jan 10, 2014
An antibody-toxin combo kills residual HIV hiding out in the organs of mice.