Genome Reveals Clues to Giraffes’ “Blatantly Strange” Body Shape
Genome Reveals Clues to Giraffes’ “Blatantly Strange” Body Shape
The physiological demands of that long neck get support from a gene involved in strengthening bones and blood vessels, researchers find after inserting the sequence in mice.
Genome Reveals Clues to Giraffes’ “Blatantly Strange” Body Shape
Genome Reveals Clues to Giraffes’ “Blatantly Strange” Body Shape

The physiological demands of that long neck get support from a gene involved in strengthening bones and blood vessels, researchers find after inserting the sequence in mice.

The physiological demands of that long neck get support from a gene involved in strengthening bones and blood vessels, researchers find after inserting the sequence in mice.

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Surveillance Gaps: How Cancer Arises
Surveillance Gaps: How Cancer Arises
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Mar 15, 2021
Surveillance Gaps: How Cancer Arises
The Scientist Speaks Podcast - Episode 10
The Scientist Speaks Podcast - Episode 10
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Oct 28, 2020
Cancer Immunotherapy: CRISPR Reveals Targets In Vivo
Early Embryo Models Generated from Mouse Stem Cells
Early Embryo Models Generated from Mouse Stem Cells
Abby Olena | Oct 17, 2019
Extended pluripotent stem cells from mice can self-organize to form blastocyst-like structures called blastoids that enable a closer look at early mammalian development.
New Mouse Model Predicts Two Clinical Trial Failures in Humans
New Mouse Model Predicts Two Clinical Trial Failures in Humans
Emma Yasinski | Aug 1, 2019
The lab animals had more natural microbiomes seeded by wild mice, unlike conventional models that are kept in sterile conditions.
Opinion: AI Beats Animal Testing at Finding Toxic Chemicals
Opinion: AI Beats Animal Testing at Finding Toxic Chemicals
Thomas Hartung | May 1, 2019
Machine learning could be the key to reducing the use of animals in experiments.
Image of the Day: Taken to Heart
Image of the Day: Taken to Heart
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 14, 2019
By zooming in on a developing mouse heart, scientists are studying whether defects in vasculature contribute to a thin muscle wall.
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.
Image of the Day: Mouse Tails
Image of the Day: Mouse Tails
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 24, 2019
Genetic mutations create lab mice with unusually long and short tails.
First Successful Gene Drive in Mammals
First Successful Gene Drive in Mammals
Abby Olena | Jan 23, 2019
Researchers use a CRISPR-Cas9 strategy to expand a desired trait from 50 percent of mouse pups to about 72 percent.
Former Students Allege Mistreatment of Lab Animals at Calgary<strong>&nbsp;</strong>
Former Students Allege Mistreatment of Lab Animals at Calgary 
Catherine Offord | Aug 9, 2018
The university is carrying out a review of animal handling in the now-closed lab of neuropsychologist Vedran Lovic.
Ultrasound Fires Up the Auditory Cortex—Even Though Animals Can’t Hear It
Ultrasound Fires Up the Auditory Cortex—Even Though Animals Can’t Hear It
Abby Olena | May 24, 2018
Researchers have been using ultrasound to control brain activity, but studies in mice and guinea pigs show it also stimulates the auditory system, presenting a confounder for direct neural stimulation.
Reprogrammed Cells Treat Diabetes in Mice
Reprogrammed Cells Treat Diabetes in Mice
Abby Olena | May 2, 2018
Researchers used a trio of transcription factors to transform pancreatic duct cells in vivo into β-like cells that secrete insulin and improve diabetes symptoms.
Locally-Injected Immunotherapy Eradicates Tumors in Mice
Locally-Injected Immunotherapy Eradicates Tumors in Mice
Diana Kwon | Feb 1, 2018
The treatment also curbed the growth of nearby metastases that did not receive the drug.
“Retired” Mice Find New Life as Top Models for Autism
“Retired” Mice Find New Life as Top Models for Autism
Jessica Wright | Jan 28, 2018
After years of obscurity, strains of mice with mutations in particular genes are thrust to the fore of autism research.
Image of the Day: Muscle Bouquet 
Image of the Day: Muscle Bouquet 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 16, 2018
Lab-grown muscle stem cells from mice mimic the formation of muscle fibers in vivo. 
Researchers Develop a Technique to Regenerate the Mouse Thymus
Researchers Develop a Technique to Regenerate the Mouse Thymus
Jim Daley | Jan 12, 2018
The discovery reveals the role of a growth factor and endothelial cells in thymus repair, and could have implications for chemotherapy and radiation patients’ recovery following treatment.
Researchers Create Hair-Growing Skin Organoids
Researchers Create Hair-Growing Skin Organoids
Catherine Offord | Jan 2, 2018
The mini-organs reproduce the two cell layers present in mouse skin and the development of hair follicles, providing a potential model for skin and hair research.
Image of the Day: Fragile X
Image of the Day: Fragile X
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 7, 2017
Researchers uncover the central role of a protein linked to Fragile X Syndrome in mice, one of the leading causes of autism and intellectual disability.
Image of the Day: Neurons Unveiled
Image of the Day: Neurons Unveiled
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 2, 2017
Researchers have succeeded in mapping the complex paths of 300 neurons in the mouse brain.