Yes, your pet can tell time

Are you taking your time when feeding your pet? Fluffy and Fido are on to you -- and they can tell when you are dawdling. A new study from Northwestern University has found some of...

Mouse pups with same-sex parents born in China using stem cells and gene editing

Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences were able to produce healthy mice with two mothers that went on to have normal offspring of their own. Mice from two dads were also born but...

New microscope offers 4-D look at embryonic development in living mice

A smart new microscope has given scientists a front-row seat to the drama of mammalian development. For the first time, researchers can now peek inside a living mouse embryo and watch the gut begin to...

Periodontal disease bacteria may kick-start Alzheimer’s

Long-term exposure to periodontal disease bacteria causes inflammation and degeneration of brain neurons in mice that is similar to the effects of Alzheimer's disease in humans, according to a new study from researchers at...

Intestinal virus study shows major changes associated with inflammatory bowel disease

Unexpected patterns emerged in the microbial and viral communities of mice with intestinal inflammation during a study that examined the intestinal tracts of diseased and healthy mice. Spearheaded by researchers at North Carolina State...

Does biodiversity loss leads to an increased disease risk?

Biodiversity is disappearing at an alarming rate as infectious diseases increasingly spill over from wildlife to humans. Disease ecologists fervently debate whether biodiversity loss leads to an increased disease risk. Now, a University of...

Eradicate rats to bolster coral reefs

Rat control should be considered an urgent conservation priority on many remote tropical islands to protect vulnerable coral reefs, according to an international team of scientists. New research has confirmed that invasive rats decimate seabird...

Where brain transforms seeing into acting

You see the flour in the pantry, so you reach for it. You see the traffic light change to green, so you step on the gas. While the link between seeing and then moving...

Cross-species prion adaptation depends on prion replication environment

A hamster prion that replicated under conditions of low RNA levels in mouse brain material resulted in altered disease features when readapted and transmitted back to hamsters, according to new research presented in PLOS...

Mice brain structure linked with sex-based differences in anxiety behavior

Using male individuals has long been a tradition in scientific mice studies. But new research enforces the importance of using a balanced population of male and female mice. In a paper published May 22 in...

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