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Image of the Day: Painting with Viruses
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 31, 2017
Researchers have used a modified rabies virus and fluorescent proteins to tag individual nerve cells in the mouse visual cortex.
Image of the Day: Fear Center
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 26, 2017
A set of neurons in the brain’s central amygdala plays a key role in forming memories of aversive experiences, scientists find in mice.
Study Raises Questions About Patient-Derived Xenografts
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 10, 2017
When transplanted into mice, tumor genomes evolve differently than they do in patients, study finds.
Image of the Day: Fragile Brain
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 3, 2017
In Fragile X syndrome—a genetic mishap that results in cognitive delays—the lack of a translation-repressing protein leads to the rampant accumulation of other proteins in the mouse brain.
How Immune Receptors Got into Mouse Noses
Shawna Williams | Sep 1, 2017
A study traces proteins’ evolution from the immune to the olfactory system.
Driving Down Pests
Amy Lewis | Aug 28, 2017
A computer model estimates that gene-drive technology could wipe out populations of an invasive mammal on islands.
A Database of Genetic Differences Among Lab Mice
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 7, 2017
Researchers have catalogued mutations in the coding regions of 36 of the most important mouse strains.
Engineered Human Liver Tissue Grows in Mice
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 19, 2017
Tissue “seeds” made up of three cell types and patterned onto a scaffold develop into complex structures with some organ function, researchers show.
Analysis of Mouse Genes Reveals Novel Disease Models
Diana Kwon | Jun 26, 2017
The International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium aims to characterize the entire mouse genome, starting first with more than 3,300 genes.
Study Bucks Belief that Oxidative Stress Is Bad for Pregnancy
Jef Akst | May 16, 2017
Mouse experiments indicate that, contrary to observations in pregnant women, reactive oxygen species contribute to normal placental development.