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2013-06-12 23:22:15

PETA has announced a new list of cruelty-free cosmetics. TheBeautyPlace.com is offering commentary in light of PETA's recent list. (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 Many of the products families use everyday are still being tested on animals. Cosmetics like toothpaste and mascara are characteristically tested on rabbits and guinea pigs. Luckily, times are changing and numerous companies are turning to humane alternatives in order to become cruelty-free products. The good news is that there are a large...

2013-05-07 23:28:13

The Veterinary Bioscience Institute (VBI) http://www.vetbiotech.com announces the return of the very popular “Revolutions, Insights and Comparisons of Rodent Anesthesia and Analgesia” four-part webinar series. Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 The Veterinary Bioscience Institute (VBI) http://www.vetbiotech.com announces the return of the very popular “Revolutions, Insights and Comparisons of Rodent Anesthesia and Analgesia” four-part webinar series. This webinar...


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The Axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum
2014-02-03 08:59:54

Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) may also be referred to as the Mexican salamander or the Mexican walking fish. The Axolotl is a member of the Ambystomatidae family and although its common name may suggest it is a fish, it is an amphibian. Axolotl are found exclusively in Mexico. The species situates, near Mexico City, on the bottom of Xochimilco’s lakes. Unlike most salamanders, Axolotl keep its larval features throughout its entire life and very rarely ever emerge from water. A condition...

Knockout Mouse
2013-10-02 11:52:01

A Knockout Mouse is a genetically engineered mouse in which researchers have inactivated, or “knocked out,” an existing gene by replacing it or disrupting it with an artificial piece of DNA. The loss of gene activity frequently causes changes in a mouse’s phenotype, which includes appearance, behavior, or other apparent and biochemical characteristics. Knockout mice are significant animal models for studying the role of genes which have been sequenced but whose functions haven’t...

House Mouse, Mus musculus
2012-05-01 11:42:07

Even in the wild, this rodent is associated with humans by destroying crops and stored food. The house mouse is also known as the fancy mouse, a common pet. It is also a widely used laboratory animal, important for testing in genetics, biology, and medicine. There are three recognized subspecies of the house mouse. These mice thrive in a number of locations including fields, houses, and commercial structures. An adult male house mouse can have a body length of up to 3.9 in, and tail length...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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