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Cancer Researcher Beatrice Mintz Dies at 100
Mintz’s experiments over her six-decade career were foundational to cancer and genetics research.
Cancer Researcher Beatrice Mintz Dies at 100
Cancer Researcher Beatrice Mintz Dies at 100

Mintz’s experiments over her six-decade career were foundational to cancer and genetics research.

Mintz’s experiments over her six-decade career were foundational to cancer and genetics research.

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Salty Diet Helps Gut Bugs Fight Cancer in Mice: Study
Sophie Fessl | Sep 20, 2021 | 4 min read
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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Technique Talk: Redefining Mouse Transgenesis with CRISPR-Cas Technology
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Aug 9, 2021 | 1 min read
Learn how CRISPR-Cas technology has revolutionized the creation of transgenic mouse models.
Michelle Gray Tracks Huntington’s in Different Brain Cells
Amanda Heidt | Oct 1, 2020 | 3 min read
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
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 28, 2016 | 3 min read
Increasing the expression of two genes from non-Y chromosomes restores spermatogenesis in male mice that lack Y chromosomes.
Citation Payola?
Bob Grant | Aug 18, 2015 | 2 min read
A transgenic mouse company is paying researchers who mention its animal models in scientific papers.
Passenger Mutations Can Skew Results
Kate Yandell | Jul 7, 2015 | 4 min read
Some genetically engineered mice harbor unwanted mutations that hitchhike alongside desired modifications, affecting experimental outcomes.
Visualizing X Chromosome Inactivation
Abby Olena | Jan 21, 2014 | 2 min read
Researchers develop mouse lines to help them see whether the maternal or paternal X chromosome is inactivated.
Sperm on Lockdown
Abby Olena | Dec 4, 2013 | 2 min read
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
Kate Yandell | Sep 11, 2013 | 3 min read
Reprogramming cells within live mice yields a new type of induced pluripotent stem cell.
Cranking Out New Models
Kate Yandell | May 6, 2013 | 2 min read
Scientists make mice strains with multiple mutations in less than a month without using embryonic stem cells.
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2013 | 2 min read
May 2013's selection of notable quotes
Review: Errors of the Human Body
Jef Akst | Apr 11, 2013 | 3 min read
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
Ruth Williams | Feb 1, 2013 | 3 min read
Fluorescent calcium sensors in transgenic mice give a real-time readout of neuronal activity.
Help for Sandy-Stricken Scientists
Dan Cossins | Nov 9, 2012 | 2 min read
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 | 2 min read
Scientists use molecular techniques to reawaken memories in mice.
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