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Scientists Discover A Protein In The Blood Of Young Mice That Prolongs Life Of Older Mice

Is this the key to immortality? Humans have been searching for the secret to eternal youth since time immemorial and new research reveals that the answer may lie in the blood of the young.

Animals

Space Station Mice 'Exercise' To Stay Healthy: How Astronauts Keep Themselves Fit In Microgravity

Space mice have started to show unusual behavior aboard the ISS, running laps around their cage like athletes on training for a marathon. Here's how astronauts on the station keep their body in check in space.

Space April 18, 2019

Ketamine Can Fix Broken 'Bridges' In Brain To Reduce Depression Symptoms

The anesthetic drug ketamine triggers a two-step process in fixing symptoms of depression. Scientists have discovered this breakthrough by using mice in an experiment.

Medicine April 13, 2019

Scientists Get Mice High On Psychedelics To Study How Humans Hallucinate

Researchers from the University of Oregon dosed mice with a hallucinogenic drug and examined their brains. They found that the primary visual region of the mice was put by the drug into a weak and disorganized state.

March 28, 2019

Singing Mice Study May Lead To New Speech Disorder Treatments

Unlike other lab animals, Alston's singing mice from Costa Rica take turns in a duet. Studying this mouse species helped researchers better understand how human brains engage in a conversation.

Animals March 1, 2019

Healthy Mouse Brood Born From Same-Sex Parents Via Stem Cells And Gene Editing

Stem cell technology and gene editing allowed scientists to create a healthy brood of baby mice from same-sex parents. It was also easier to create the baby mice from two females compared to two male parents.

Feature | Science October 11, 2018

Small Island In The Philippines Has 4 New Species Of Worm-Eating Mice

Scientists have found that a small island in the Philippines was able to host four different species of mice that developed over time. It is the smallest space ever documented to have evolved new mammals.

Animals May 16, 2018

Scientists Just Found A Way To Make Mice Resistant To Obesity

NAMPT is the enzyme responsible for efficiently storing fat, a new research proved. So, can we simply get rid of it to make us resistant to obesity?

Biotech May 5, 2018

NYC Mice Carry Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs: How To Prevent These Rodents From Making You Sick

Droppings from mice captured in New York City buildings contain viruses, bacteria, and antibiotic-resistant bugs. Precautions should be observed to prevent these rodents from spreading diseases. Should people get cats to kill mice?

Public Health April 18, 2018

New York City Mice Problem: 1 in 4 Mice Carry Drug-Resistant Bacteria

There is no five-second rule in New York City. If anything comes in contact with mice droppings, it could be contaminated. A new study found that one in four mice carry drug-resistant bacteria.

Public Health April 17, 2018

Mice Eventually Change Their Appearance After Frequent Exposure To Humans

Dogs, pigs, and rabbits aren’t the only animals that change their appearance and behavior due to domestication. It appears mice go through similar changes as well, according to a new study.

Animals March 17, 2018

New Mice Study Links Common Household Chemicals To Birth Defects

A chemical found in common household items such as disinfectants and preservatives could be linked to birth defects in newborn mice, a new study revealed. The findings raise a possible red flag that this chemical may be toxic to humans.

Public Health June 18, 2017

Light Activates ‘Kill Switch’ In Mice, Turns Them Into Predators

In a new experiment, laser activation has turned on hunting instincts in mice and led them to pounce on potential prey and display a range of predatory acts.

Animals January 13, 2017

Mice Sing Love Songs At Unique High Frequency Only Observed In Supersonic Jet Engines

A study co-authored at the University of Cambridge has dismissed two main hypotheses on mice communication. Instead, findings showed that rodents use ultrasound to communicate, although the underlying mechanisms are still unknown.

Animals October 11, 2016

Method Shrinks, Turns Mice See-Through To Facilitate Live Animal Studies

Mice are used a lot in labs to study drugs and treatment for humans. Researchers have come up with a way to shrink them and turn them transparent, facilitating not only research but limiting lab animal use as well.

Biotech August 23, 2016

World's Greatest Concentration Of Unique Land Mammal Species Is On Luzon Island In The Philippines

The largest island of the Philippines hosts the world's greatest concentration of unique mammals. More than 90 percent of non-flying mammals in Luzon are found nowhere else in the world.

Animals July 18, 2016

Here's What Scientists Uncovered By Letting Mice Watch Film Noir

How does your own brain process the overwhelming stream of visual information from the external world? A newly launched observatory in Seattle aims to understand exactly that: the inner workings of the brain.

Neuroscience July 14, 2016

Programmable RNA Vaccines Fight Against Influenza, Ebola In Mice

A new type of programmable vaccine has been found to be 100 percent effective against influenza, Ebola and other parasites in mice. The vaccine's unique process can revolutionize the way vaccines are deployed during outbreaks.

Medicine July 4, 2016

The REM In Remembering: Deep Sleep Is Key To Emotional, Spatial Memories

How important is getting a deep sleep at night? Research suggests that REM sleep not only affects our physical and mental health, but it also helps consolidate our memories.

Neuroscience May 16, 2016

Labs May Be Too Cool For Mice And This May Mess Up Science Experiment Results

Laboratories are typically maintained at a cold temperature. Now, a new study shows that chilly lab mice may have unwanted effects on the results of lab tests and experiments.

Animals April 21, 2016

Mouse Model To Help Researchers Test Zika Vaccines And Drugs

A new mouse model developed by scientists could pave way for testing for candidate vaccines and drugs against Zika virus. They identified a genetically modified strain of mice that can help experts develop effective treatments.

Life March 31, 2016

Scientists Cure Cancer In Mice With Doses Of Vitamin C

The next breakthrough in cancer research is also a treatment used for the common cold.

November 18, 2015

Results From Injecting 'Hot Fat' Into Mice Could Help Cure Diabetes

Scientists at UC Berkeley have discovered that brown 'hot fat' implants cause weight reduction in mice. These results might be a huge step toward curing and curbing diseases linked to obesity.

August 21, 2015

Scientists Creating Super Smart Mice To Study Brain Disorders

Scientists discover that PDE-4B-inhibited mice develop quicker learning patterns, better memory and faster problem-solving skills. The results have inspired researchers to work on developing a drug that can be used to treat human mental disorders.

Life August 17, 2015

Cats Resort To Chemical Weapon Against Mice: Urine

Cats use chemical warfare to turn mice into easy victims as prey. Mice who grow up smelling cat urine don't run away when they encounter it as adults, researchers find.

July 7, 2015

Mice Implanted With False Memories While Asleep - Can They Recall Them?

False memories have been implanted in mice for the first time. What could this mean for the future of human psychological treatments?

March 11, 2015

Scientists Identify DNA That Makes Human Brains Grow Bigger

Brains grow in the presence of human snippets of DNA. What could this mean for the study of evolution?

February 19, 2015

What Makes Us Thirsty? Researchers Isolate Responsible Brain Region

Thirst is controlled by regions in the brain that can be turned on using a laser, but how do they work?

Healthy Living/Wellness January 28, 2015

Cooling Protein in Brain Helps Prevent Cell Loss: Potential Treatment for Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer's disease and other brain diseases may, one day, be treated using the same chemical utilized by animals as they hibernate. What do we know about this potentially revolutionary chemical?

Life January 16, 2015

What Happens When a Mouse's Brain Cells Are Replaced With Human's?

Putting human brain cells into the brains of mice makes them smarter, researchers find. Not human, they emphasize; they just have smarter "mouse thoughts."

Life December 3, 2014

Scientists Compare Mouse and Human Genomes: Do Results Validate Use of Mice as Research Model?

Research comparison shows mice and humans have enough in common genetically to make the rodents good human models in medical research. Much genetic activity found in mice is similar to what happens in humans, researchers say.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 19, 2014

Scientists have found a way to control genes with the human brain

A group of researchers recently developed a gene network that operated solely by human brain waves. Their tests of the network resulted in human brains controlling the genes inside mice.

Internet Culture November 11, 2014

Scientists make mouse transparent. Why is this important for humans?

Transparent mice provide a clearer method of observing the inner workings of the body. By improving how the body may be studied, transparent mice pave the way for medical advancements.

Life November 9, 2014

Does survival from Ebola depend on genes?

A new study of genetically modified mice shows that mice display a genetically variable immune response to Ebola similar to humans. This may open up a new path to studying the virus in mice, rather than primates.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 31, 2014

Scientists restore hearing in deafened mice: Therapy could work for humans

Partial deafness in mice has been reversed using a technique that could hold promise for millions of Americans affected by the disorder.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 21, 2014

Rats! New survey ranks rattiest cities

Pest control company Orkin ranked the cities with the most rats, based on its data and on the amount of treatments performed. The number one spot may come at a surprise.

Internet Culture October 13, 2014

Human ‘language gene’ makes mice smarter and reveals insights

A team of researchers found that mice that were genetically enhanced with the Foxp2 gene were able to learn their way around a maze faster than a control group.

Internet Culture September 17, 2014

Scientists switch out bad memories for good in mice: Hope for PTSD?

Memory is not reliable and there are oftentimes good and bad emotions tied to memories, but scientists have found a way to manipulate those emotions. In this process, they have also made several observations about memory association and emotional processing.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 28, 2014

Scientists can now turn bad memories into good memories in mice

A team of MIT researchers learn how to change emotions associated with memories in mice, turning pleasant memories into unpleasant memories and back again by exposing part of the brain to light.

Internet Culture August 28, 2014

Neuroscientists use Thunder tools to make sense of big data

Thunder, a new software application, allows neuroscientists to quickly analyze vast amounts of data from brain research.

July 29, 2014

Scientists discover method effective in curbing type 2 diabetes

Scientists at Salk Institute tested the application of FGF1, a growth factor, in diabetic mice and found that it positively reversed the diabetic symptoms for more than 2 days, without side effects.

Life July 17, 2014

Humans sacrificed muscle power for brain power as they evolved, claims new metabolic study

As human evolution progressed, our ancestors lost muscle mass while gaining brain power, according to a new metabolic study. Humans channeled more energy to their brains so muscles received less.

Animals May 28, 2014

Mice with mohawk hairdo may hold clues to developing new autism treatments

No cure is yet available for individuals with autism spectrum disorder but a study of genetically engineered mice that repetitively groomed each other's hair into mohawk-like hairstyle could pave way to potential treatments.

Life May 27, 2014

Mice, other animals hop onto exercise wheel even on the wild

Running on wheels is apparently a rewarding activity that mice do regardless if they are free or in captivity. Wild mice do wheel running from one to 18 minutes.

May 22, 2014

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