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Mice are cleaner than you may think – scientists showed that they prefer keeping their toilets separately

April 28, 2019

Humans love pets. We like their company, we enjoy petting them and taking care of them. However, they…
In Mice, Eliminating Damaged Mitochondria Alleviates Chronic Inflammatory Disease

April 17, 2019

Inflammation is a balanced physiological response – the body needs it to eliminate invasive organisms and foreign irritants,…
Mice sleeping fitfully provide clues to insomnia

January 8, 2019

Mice that sleep fitfully could help researchers unravel the mystery of insomnia. Researchers at Washington University School of…
‘DeepSqueak’ helps researchers decode rodent chatter

January 7, 2019

Many researchers realize that mice and rats are social and chatty. They spend all day talking to each…
NIH BRAIN Initiative debuts cell census of mouse motor cortex – for starters

November 8, 2018

Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have reached a milestone in their quest to catalog the…
Selfish Gene Makes Mice into Migrants

October 16, 2018

House mice carrying a specific selfish supergene move from one population to another much more frequently than their…
Successful mouse couples talk out infidelity in calm tones

October 9, 2018

California mice are relatively solitary animals, but put two in a room and they’ll talk each other’s ears…
Ancient mice discovered by climate cavers

September 24, 2018

The fossils of two extinct mice species have been discovered in caves in tropical Queensland by University of…
Worm-eating mice on small island hold clues to evolution

May 18, 2018

When animals are isolated on an island, all bets are off as to how they will evolve and…
Scientists Grow Miniature Human Brains in Mice

April 22, 2018

Back in 2013, researchers succeeded in developing human brain organoids for the first time, which they had eventually…
Mice Change Their Appearance as a Result of Frequent Exposure to Humans

March 16, 2018

Many tame domesticated animals have a different appearance compared to their relatives in the wild, for example white…
City mouse-country mouse study shows link in environment, worm infections

March 12, 2018

The longer the mice lived outdoors, the greater the number and size of these intestinal worms — which…
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…
Detecting new proteins in behaving mice

November 7, 2017

The complexity of living things is driven, in large part, by the huge diversity of cell types. Since…
Collaring the Mice that Carry Lyme Disease-Causing Ticks

September 6, 2017

White-footed mice in Howard County, Maryland are being collared as part of a study to improve control of…
Of Mice & Mars

July 10, 2017

Far above Earth, a curious colony of spacefarers is sharing close quarters on the International Space Station as…
A mouse’s view of the world, seen through its whiskers

June 29, 2017

Mice, unlike cats and dogs, are able to move their whiskers to map out their surroundings, much as…
Mouse Teeth Providing New Insights into Tissue Regeneration

April 28, 2017

Researchers hope to one day use stem cells to heal burns, patch damaged heart tissue, even grow kidneys and…
Mouse in the house tells tale of human settlement

March 28, 2017

Long before the advent of agriculture, hunter-gatherers began putting down roots in the Middle East, building more permanent…
‘Mouse-friendly’ handling tunnels good for science as well as welfare

March 22, 2017

A new study shows that how mice are picked up by the experimenter can substantially change their behaviour…
When Neurons are ‘Born’ Impacts Olfactory Behavior in Mice

December 8, 2016

New research from North Carolina State University shows that neurons generated at different life stages in mice can…
Mice can smell oxygen

December 2, 2016

The genome of mice harbours more than 1000 odorant receptor genes, which enable them to smell myriad odours…
Mice sing like jet engines to find a mate

October 12, 2016

Mice court one another with ultrasonic love songs that are inaudible to the human ear. New research shows…
Sick mice isolate themselves to reduce the chances of spreading the disease

August 27, 2016

We know that when we are sick, we should stay at home in order not to spread the…
Long-term exposure to female scent changes courtship behavior in male mice

August 19, 2016

Over time, males lose ability to detect female scent Few things are as interesting to a male mouse…
Mice choose to cooperate only if they benefit

May 15, 2016

Humans are said to be social animals. But many other species choose to cooperate too in order to…
Exposure to routine viruses makes mice better test subjects

April 22, 2016

Vaccines and therapeutics developed using mice often don’t work as expected in humans. New research at Washington University…
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…
Calcium controls sleep duration in mice

March 25, 2016

University of Tokyo and RIKEN researchers have identified seven genes responsible for causing mice to stay awake or…
Scientists tap the smarts of mice, capture problem-solving in action

March 8, 2016

UC Berkeley scientists have captured unique images of problem-solving in action by tapping into the minds of mice. The…
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