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Immunological Differences Between Lab Mice and Wild Mice
Diana Kwon | May 5, 2017
Discrepancies in the populations’ immune systems suggest murine models of immunological disorders possess more limitations than scientists had appreciated.
Upgraded Photoswitch for Vision Repair
Jef Akst | Apr 13, 2017
Researchers improve on a technique to use a light-stimulated small molecule to confer longer-term photosensitivity to the retinal cells of blind mice.
CRISPR Corrects Duchenne-Causing Mutations
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 12, 2017
Using CRISPR-Cpf1 gene editing, researchers have fixed mutations that cause a form of muscular dystrophy in cultured human cardiomyocytes and a mouse model.
Opinion: Canine Models for Alzheimer’s
Edward G. Barrett | Mar 1, 2017
For research on drugs to treat neurodegenerative diseases, dogs offer a better predictor of clinical outcomes.
Q&A: Zika Damages Mouse Testes, Reduces Fertility
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 31, 2016
Michael Diamond of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and colleagues tracked the virus in the male mouse reproductive tract over several weeks.
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.
Stem Cells Drive Cancer Risk in Mice
Jef Akst | Aug 26, 2016
Mutations that arise during stem cell division contribute to the development of cancers in a variety of organs, according to a study.
How Zika Infects Mother and Baby
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 25, 2016
The virus replicates in the vaginal tissue of pregnant mice and in the brains of their fetuses, researchers show.
NIMH Names New Director
Tracy Vence | Aug 3, 2016
Joshua Gordon of Columbia University Medical Center will lead the National Institute of Mental Health.
Allen Institute Launches Brain Observatory
Tanya Lewis | Jul 13, 2016
The first data include real-time neural activity in the visual cortex of mice observing pictures and videos.