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New type 1 diabetes therapy shows promise for long-term reversal in both humans, dogs

August 21, 2018

What if instead of daily insulin injections or wearing pumps, just getting a shot every few months could…
Opioids after surgery can, paradoxically, prolong pain

April 16, 2018

Giving opioids to animals to quell pain after surgery prolongs pain for more than three weeks and primes…
Gene Enhancers Are Important Despite Apparent Redundancy

February 1, 2018

Every cell in the body has the same DNA and genes, so a cell’s properties and functions are…
Using a pig model to study chronic diseases may help minimize drug failure rate

July 21, 2017

Scientists may be able to minimize the failure rate of drugs for diseases linked to high-calorie diets, such…
Of Mice & Mars

July 10, 2017

Far above Earth, a curious colony of spacefarers is sharing close quarters on the International Space Station as…
New mouse model to aid testing of Zika vaccine, therapeutics

April 6, 2016

A research team at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has established a mouse model for…
New mouse-human modeling platform enables study of disease development in vivo

January 27, 2016

Whitehead Institute researchers have created a new mouse-human modeling platform that could be used to study neural crest…
Can physical exercise enhance long-term memory?

November 28, 2015

New study in mice in the inaugural issue of Brain Plasticity reports that new brain cell formation is…
Depression may be a brain disease and not a psychological illness as previously believed

October 23, 2015

Mouse models are very widely used in science. In fact, not only they help developing drugs, but they…
Cold improves longevity for some, shortens life span for others

June 2, 2015

Century-old wisdom holds that cold-blooded creatures—flies, worms, fish—live longer in colder environments. And more recent studies have found…
Experimental Ebola treatment boosts survival in mice

May 22, 2015

The number of new Ebola cases is tapering off, but the search for new treatments continues. Now, one…
Zebrafish – new animal models for toxoplasmosis research

May 15, 2015

Researchers at Oregon State University have managed to create new zebrafish model. It should be very helpful at…
A new model organism for aging research: The short-lived African killifish

February 12, 2015

Studying aging and its associated diseases has been challenging because existing vertebrate models (e.g., mice) are relatively long…
Fructose more toxic than table sugar in mice

January 5, 2015

When University of Utah biologists fed mice sugar in doses proportional to what many people eat, the fructose-glucose…
Knee meniscus fixed using revolutionary stem cell procedure

December 22, 2014

Researchers report on a revolutionary new procedure that uses 3-D printing and the body’s stem cells to regenerate…
Honeybee hive sealant promotes hair growth in mice

December 18, 2014

Hair loss can be devastating for the millions of men and women who experience it. Now scientists are…
Meniscus regenerated with 3-D printed implant

December 11, 2014

Personalized scaffold promotes tissue regeneration in sheep Columbia University Medical Center researchers have devised a way to replace…
Skin patch could replace the syringe for disease diagnosis

October 24, 2014

Drawing blood and testing it is standard practice for many medical diagnostics. As a less painful alternative, scientists…
Researchers engineer new mouse model to study disease

September 26, 2014

Researchers from the Broad Institute and MIT have created a new mouse model to simplify application of the…
Naked mole rat genome helps cancer resistance research

September 6, 2014

Scientists at the University of Liverpool and the Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) have investigated the naked mole rat’s…
Bioluminescence: Glowing In the Dark

July 30, 2014

Imagine your home without any light bulbs or a city with no street lamps. You may first think…
Learning the smell of fear: Mothers teach babies their own fears via odor

July 29, 2014

Research in rats may help explain how trauma’s effects can span generations Babies can learn what to fear…
One injection stops type 2 diabetes in its tracks in mice without side effects

July 17, 2014

In mice with diet-induced diabetes—the equivalent of type 2 diabetes in humans—a single injection of the protein FGF1 is enough…
Follow your nose: olfactory system drives socio-sexual behavior in mammals

June 11, 2014

As mammals, we have evolved quite a role for our noses in driving our social behavior. So known…
Malfunction of circadian genes responsible for anxiety-related behavior

May 16, 2014

An out-of-sync internal body clock and sleep disturbances are quite understandably considered a risk factor for mental conditions,…
First ‘heavy mouse’ leads to first lab-grown tissue mapped from atomic life

May 16, 2014

Scientists have created a ‘heavy’ mouse, the world’s first animal enriched with heavy but non-radioactive isotopes – enabling…
A new strategy to personalise cancer therapies

May 1, 2014

Whole genome sequencing along with personalised treatment based on the ‘Avatar’ mouse model could improve clinical response in…
Science of the brain: How smells become our memories?

April 25, 2014

Have you ever had an experience when you perceive a smell and suddenly remember an event that you’d forgotten…
“Five flavor berry” popular in Chinese medicine is said to reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels

March 15, 2014

The Western diet is well-known for promoting hyperlipidemia – high levels of fat, or lipids, in the blood,…
High maternal folic acid could be as harmful as it is beneficial for fetal brain development

February 24, 2014

Dietary folic acid has long been associated with decreased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism and birth…
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