Salty Diet Helps Gut Bugs Fight Cancer in Mice: Study
Salty Diet Helps Gut Bugs Fight Cancer in Mice: Study
A high-salt diet suppressed the growth of tumors in a mouse model of melanoma, apparently because of an interplay between the gut microbiome and natural killer cells.
Salty Diet Helps Gut Bugs Fight Cancer in Mice: Study
Salty Diet Helps Gut Bugs Fight Cancer in Mice: Study

A high-salt diet suppressed the growth of tumors in a mouse model of melanoma, apparently because of an interplay between the gut microbiome and natural killer cells.

A high-salt diet suppressed the growth of tumors in a mouse model of melanoma, apparently because of an interplay between the gut microbiome and natural killer cells.

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Michelle Gray Tracks Huntington’s in Different Brain Cells
Michelle Gray Tracks Huntington’s in Different Brain Cells
Amanda Heidt | Oct 1, 2020
The University of Alabama at Birmingham neuroscientist aims to determine which cells are most important in prompting the disease’s initiation and progression.
Surrogate Genes Enable Reproduction
Surrogate Genes Enable Reproduction
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 28, 2016
Increasing the expression of two genes from non-Y chromosomes restores spermatogenesis in male mice that lack Y chromosomes.
Citation Payola?
Citation Payola?
Bob Grant | Aug 18, 2015
A transgenic mouse company is paying researchers who mention its animal models in scientific papers.
Passenger Mutations Can Skew Results
Passenger Mutations Can Skew Results
Kate Yandell | Jul 7, 2015
Some genetically engineered mice harbor unwanted mutations that hitchhike alongside desired modifications, affecting experimental outcomes.
Visualizing X Chromosome Inactivation
Visualizing X Chromosome Inactivation
Abby Olena | Jan 21, 2014
Researchers develop mouse lines to help them see whether the maternal or paternal X chromosome is inactivated.
Sperm on Lockdown
Sperm on Lockdown
Abby Olena | Dec 4, 2013
In a proof-of-principle study, genetic deletion of two genes renders male mice infertile by preventing sperm transport through the vas deferens.
More-Primitive Stem Cells Produced
More-Primitive Stem Cells Produced
Kate Yandell | Sep 11, 2013
Reprogramming cells within live mice yields a new type of induced pluripotent stem cell.
Cranking Out New Models
Cranking Out New Models
Kate Yandell | May 6, 2013
Scientists make mice strains with multiple mutations in less than a month without using embryonic stem cells.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2013
May 2013's selection of notable quotes
Review: <em>Errors of the Human Body</em>
Review: Errors of the Human Body
Jef Akst | Apr 11, 2013
This dramatic science fiction film follows a grieving father using his research to understand his infant son’s gruesome death—and explores the culture and ethics of science along the way.
Flickering Neurons
Flickering Neurons
Ruth Williams | Feb 1, 2013
Fluorescent calcium sensors in transgenic mice give a real-time readout of neuronal activity.
Help for Sandy-Stricken Scientists
Help for Sandy-Stricken Scientists
Dan Cossins | Nov 9, 2012
The research community is pulling together to support scientists at the hurricane-damaged NYU, but the facility has also come under fire for its lack of preparedness.
Old Memories Excavated
Sabrina Richards | Mar 26, 2012
Scientists use molecular techniques to reawaken memories in mice.