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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.
Gut Microbes Contribute to Age-Associated Inflammation in Mice
Abby Olena | Apr 12, 2017
A mouse study reveals a causal link between changes in intestinal microbiota and increasing inflammation as the rodents age.
Hormone Released by Bone Suppresses Appetite
Abby Olena | Mar 8, 2017
A protein secreted by osteoblasts crosses the blood-brain barrier to regulate hunger in mice.
How Much Do Sex Differences Matter in Mouse Studies?
Joshua A. Krisch | Feb 24, 2017
Examining both male and female model organisms is worth the extra effort and added costs, most experts maintain, but whether the results translate to human studies is less clear.
Study: Zika Shrinks Testicular Tissue in Mice
Bob Grant | Feb 23, 2017
The virus may persist in testes even after the infection is no longer detectable in blood, leading to sexual transmission of the disease and fertility impairments.
Chimeric Pancreas Treats Diabetes in Mice
Tracy Vence | Jan 26, 2017
Researchers produce functional organs composed of both mouse and rat cells.
Neural Mechanism Links Alcohol Consumption to Binge Eating
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 10, 2017
Ethanol triggers starvation-activated neurons, leading mice to overeat.
Toward Treating Alzheimer’s Disease with Brain Waves
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 7, 2016
In a mouse model, researchers mitigated three Alzheimer’s disease–associated symptoms by stimulating gamma waves with light.
Added Neurons Are Functionally Integrated into Mouse Brain Circuits
Jenny Rood | Oct 26, 2016
In vivo imaging reveals how grafted embryonic brain cells grow, connect, and mature into contributing members of damaged visual pathways in adult mice.
Culprit for Antibody Blockade Identified
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 21, 2016
Type I interferon organizes several immune mechanisms to suppress B cell responses to a chronic viral infection.