04 Nov 2016
The first unbiased genetic screen for sleep defects in mice has yielded two interesting mutants, Sleepy, which sleeps excessively, and Dreamless,... +more
25 Sep 2016
Though scientists have long known that mice can pick out scents — the smell of food, say, or the odor of a predator — they have been at a loss to... +more
12 Sep 2016
Bloodborne pathogen training (BBP) is an OSHA facilities requirement under 29CFR 1910.1030 and should be done every year, either through an online... +more
28 Aug 2016
A new and versatile imaging technique enables researchers to trace the trajectories of whole nerve cells and provides extensive insights into the... +more
24 Jul 2016
Routine scientific procedures using millions of animals are still being authorised when there is a tried and tested alternative, according to a group... +more
20 Jun 2016
Naked mole-rats (NMR) are the longest-living rodent species and exhibit extraordinary resistance to cancer. A Japanese research team found the... +more
28 May 2016
In the face of stress, our body diverts metabolic resources to its emergency response. It has been thought that the sympathetic nervous system – the... +more
15 May 2016
Researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have developed an animal model that allows... +more
02 May 2016
Although animal studies are currently the best bet for developing new treatments or drug therapies, unfortunately, they are not 100% effective. There... +more
22 Apr 2016
When it comes to animal models of the immune system, laboratory mice are like the clean version of a profane song; they’re still pretty good, but... +more