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Former Students Allege Mistreatment of Lab Animals at Calgary<strong>&nbsp;</strong>
Former Students Allege Mistreatment of Lab Animals at Calgary 
The university is carrying out a review of animal handling in the now-closed lab of neuropsychologist Vedran Lovic.
Former Students Allege Mistreatment of Lab Animals at Calgary 
Former Students Allege Mistreatment of Lab Animals at Calgary 

The university is carrying out a review of animal handling in the now-closed lab of neuropsychologist Vedran Lovic.

The university is carrying out a review of animal handling in the now-closed lab of neuropsychologist Vedran Lovic.

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CDC Identifies Seoul Virus Outbreak Among Pet Rat Owners
CDC Identifies Seoul Virus Outbreak Among Pet Rat Owners
Diana Kwon | Feb 6, 2018
These are the first known cases of individuals catching the virus from their pets in Canada or the U.S.
California’s Owls Being Exposed to Rat Poison
California’s Owls Being Exposed to Rat Poison
Catherine Offord | Jan 14, 2018
Researchers suspect the source of the toxins may be some of the state’s 50,000 or so marijuana farms.
Hibernating Rodents Feel Less Cold
Hibernating Rodents Feel Less Cold
Abby Olena | Dec 19, 2017
Syrian hamsters and thirteen-lined ground squirrels are tolerant of chilly temperatures, thanks to amino acid changes in a cold-responsive ion channel. 
Rats that Run Have Better Memory
Rats that Run Have Better Memory
Jef Akst | Aug 14, 2017
Male rodents given access to a running wheel early in life show increased neural activity and improved memory as adults.
Study: Rat Moms’ Diets Affect Offspring Obesity Risk
Study: Rat Moms’ Diets Affect Offspring Obesity Risk
Jef Akst | Dec 15, 2016
Female rats fed a typical Western diet had offspring that were at higher risk of obesity than moms fed low-fat, high-grain meals.
Gut Microbiota–Obesity Link Clarified
Gut Microbiota–Obesity Link Clarified
Catherine Offord | Jun 10, 2016
Changes in diet can cause gut microbes to produce acetate, which in turn stimulates insulin secretion and obesity in rodents, scientists show.
Sleepy Squirrels
Sleepy Squirrels
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2016
Visit the lab of Matthew Andrews at the University of Minnesota Duluth, who studies hibernating thirteen-lined ground squirrels to learn how their hearts manage extreme temperature fluctuations.
Heart-Healthy Hibernators
Heart-Healthy Hibernators
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2016
Overwintering ground squirrels survive fluctuations in body temperature that would cause cardiac arrest in nonhibernators.
Sensing North
Sensing North
Jef Akst | Apr 2, 2015
“Blind” rats fitted with a neuroprosthetic device that stimulates the brain when the animals turn their heads to the north or south can navigate mazes as well as sighted rats.