24 May 2015
"As clever as a guppy" is not a huge compliment. But intelligence does matter to these tropical fish: big-brained guppies are more likely to outwit... +more
18 May 2015
Scientists from the Universities of Bern in Switzerland and Göttingen in Germany have succeeded in restoring vision to blind mice. They've developed... +more
12 May 2015
Dopamine is the chemical messenger in the brain most closely associated with pleasure and reward. Recent scientific advances now shed light on... +more
06 May 2015
Results suggest explanation for why people exposed to nicotine in the womb are more likely to become smokers. Exposure to nicotine in the womb... +more
19 Aug 2014
"I'm sorry for having to do the interview this way." says Charles Lee, Ph.D., battling Hartford, Conn., rush-hour traffic with one ear listening for... +more
17 Aug 2014
The right tool for the job is important. A surgeon wouldn’t use a chainsaw when a scalpel offers more control. But sometimes the best treatments... +more
15 Jul 2014
Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a gene that regulates sleep and wake rhythms.   The discovery of the... +more
18 Jun 2014
Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and elsewhere, using a mouse model, have recorded the activity of individual nerve cells in a small part of... +more
24 May 2014
Blocking a pain receptor in mice not only extends their lifespan, it also gives them a more youthful metabolism, including an improved insulin... +more
17 Apr 2014
An Overview of Rodent Medicine For critical care of laboratory rodents, there is a scarcity of sources that provide comprehensive, feasible, and... +more