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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.
My Mighty Mouse
My Mighty Mouse
Megan Scudellari | Apr 1, 2015
Personal drug regimens based on xenograft mice harboring a single patient’s tumor still need to prove their true utility in medicine.
Plague Origins
Plague Origins
Jenny Rood | Feb 24, 2015
Climate fluctuations in Central Asia may have been responsible for repeated European outbreaks of bubonic plague, a study suggests.
To Kill a Lab Rat
To Kill a Lab Rat
Kerry Grens | Nov 4, 2014
Some institutions are changing their protocols for rodent euthanasia, as research finds there may be more humane methods.