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Maternal Response to Zika Damages Mouse Fetuses
Catherine Offord | Jan 5, 2018
Signaling pathways triggered by the mother’s immune system may cause complications during fetal development.
Alcohol Damages Mouse DNA
Jef Akst | Jan 3, 2018
A byproduct of alcohol consumption causes mutations in the DNA of mouse blood stem cells, and some of the breaks are not repaired.
DNA-Delivered Antibodies Fight Off Lethal Bacterial Infection
Catherine Offord | Oct 3, 2017
Mice receiving the treatment produced their own monoclonal antibodies and survived infection with the life-threatening pathogen
How Immune Receptors Got into Mouse Noses
Shawna Williams | Sep 1, 2017
A study traces proteins’ evolution from the immune to the olfactory system.
A Bacterial Messenger Molecule Extends Healthspan
Sandhya Sekar | Aug 28, 2017
that make indoles protect older worms, flies, and mice from frailty.
Virtual Reality for Freely Moving Animals
Ashley Yeager | Aug 21, 2017
Experiments that place untethered fish, flies, and mice in simulated environments give clues about the animals’ social behavior.
First In Vivo Function Found for Animal Circular RNA
Catherine Offord | Aug 10, 2017
Mice lacking the RNA had deregulated microRNAs in the brain, disrupted synaptic communication, and behavioral abnormalities associated with neuropsychiatric disorders.
Infographic: Plastics’ Effects
Ee Ling Ng | May 31, 2017
Lab studies suggest that plastic pollutants in the environment could have detrimental effects on animals’ physiology.
Binge-Eating Neurons Identified
Jef Akst | May 26, 2017
Inducing activity in the zona incerta region of the brain prompts mice to gorge themselves.
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.