Microbes May Take Some of the Blame for the Reproducibility Crisis
Microbes May Take Some of the Blame for the Reproducibility Crisis
Scientists find varied microbiota among the same strain of mice from four vendors—and that variability affects their susceptibility to infection.
Microbes May Take Some of the Blame for the Reproducibility Crisis
Microbes May Take Some of the Blame for the Reproducibility Crisis

Scientists find varied microbiota among the same strain of mice from four vendors—and that variability affects their susceptibility to infection.

Scientists find varied microbiota among the same strain of mice from four vendors—and that variability affects their susceptibility to infection.

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Microbes May Take Some of the Blame for the Reproducibility Crisis
Microbes May Take Some of the Blame for the Reproducibility Crisis
Emma Yasinski | Apr 5, 2019
Scientists find varied microbiota among the same strain of mice from four vendors—and that variability affects their susceptibility to infection.
Image of the Day: Tuft Cells
Image of the Day: Tuft Cells
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 3, 2019
After a severe case of flu, mice have chemosensory cells in their lungs, a place where they don’t normally occur.
Rapidly Flashing Lights and Sounds Reduces Alzheimer’s in Mice
Rapidly Flashing Lights and Sounds Reduces Alzheimer’s in Mice
Jef Akst | Mar 15, 2019
Exposing mice to an hour of 40-hertz stimuli every day for a week reduced levels of amyloid-β plaques and tau protein, and improved cognition.
CAR T Cells Treat Lupus in Mice
CAR T Cells Treat Lupus in Mice
Abby Olena | Mar 6, 2019
T cells modified to target disease-contributing B cells improved survival in two mouse models of the autoimmune disease.
Four Sets of Mice Call Popular Autism Theory into Question
Four Sets of Mice Call Popular Autism Theory into Question
Sarah DeWeerdt | Feb 26, 2019
Signaling imbalance, driven by too much excitatory activity, may be a consequence of whatever brain changes lead to autism rather than a cause of the condition.
Old Mouse, Young MouseOld Mouse, Young Mouse
Old Mouse, Young Mouse
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2019
Meet the new AI tool that may help researchers to develop reliable biomarkers of aging by analyzing photos of mice.
An Algorithm to Predict the Age of Your Lab Mice
An Algorithm to Predict the Age of Your Lab Mice
Anthony King | Feb 1, 2019
Researchers develop an app that can estimate the biological age of a rodent from its mug shot—and could give a boost to the science of human aging in the process.
Exosomes Linked to Cancer Spread from Chemoresistant Tumors in Mice
Exosomes Linked to Cancer Spread from Chemoresistant Tumors in Mice
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 10, 2019
The vesicles promote metastasis after chemotherapy, but the authors say the results shouldn’t alarm patients and may point to ways to improve treatments.
Image of the Day: Switch Gears
Image of the Day: Switch Gears
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 10, 2018
A gene responsible for the free-moving, primitive nature of fetal cells is expressed in some breast cancer cells in mice and humans.
Image of the Day: Hair Follicles
Image of the Day: Hair Follicles
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 2, 2018
Under certain conditions, skin organoids including hair follicles can be generated from mouse pluripotent stem cells, researchers report.