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Safe Sugar Dose In Humans Proves Toxic To Mice
2013-08-13 15:45:07

Using a novel study approach, researchers at the University of Utah found a high-sugar diet considered borderline-safe for human consumption can increase mortality and reduce vigor in mice.

2013-08-02 23:01:50

Increased rainfall this season has led to an increase in mouse infestations.

Paternal Cues Heavily Influence Mate Choice In Mice
2013-03-28 16:35:39

Hybrid offspring of different house mice populations show a preference for mating with individuals from their father's original population

2012-04-05 21:08:21

With a 95 percent genomic similarity to humans, mice have long been used to learn about the genetic causes of human disease.

2012-03-19 10:14:27

House mice (Mus musculus) happily live wherever there are humans.

2012-01-26 12:10:27

It comes as a surprise to many that male house mice produce melodious songs to attract mates.

2011-12-12 21:29:32

A line of laboratory mice developed by a researcher from the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) drinks more alcohol than other animal models and consumes it in a fashion similar to humans: choosing alcohol over other options and binge drinking.

2011-09-08 09:43:27

Like humans, mice that live in their natural habitat encounter bacteria and other pathogens that exercise their immune system, yet the lab mice typically used in immunology studies are raised in isolation from most diseases.

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2011-07-22 06:15:00

A new study shows how house mice found unexpected ways to evolve resistance to a common poison and thrive, despite humanity's best efforts to keep them at bay.

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2011-05-30 06:00:00

Sharing about 95 percent of their genes with humans, mice are recognized around the world as the leading experimental model for studying human biology and disease.


Latest House Mouse Reference Libraries

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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2007-08-10 16:14:02

The Common House Mouse (Mus musculus), is the most numerous species of the genus Mus. It is the most common and populous mammalian species on earth, besides humans. House mice almost always live in close proximity to humans. Laboratory mice belong to strains of house mice and are some of the most important model organisms in biology and medicine. They are by far the most commonly used laboratory mammal. House mice are light brown to black, with short hair and a light belly. The ears and...

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