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2010-09-02 12:15:13

A new study from the Center for Interdisciplinary Chronobiological Research at the University of Haifa has found an additional link between Light At Night (LAN) and cancer.

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2010-06-04 09:30:00

The researchers have named the pheromone 'darcin', after Jane Austen's hero in Pride and Prejudice, Mr Darcy.

2010-06-03 13:55:45

The pheromone that attracts female mice to the odour of a particular male has been identified.

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2009-05-27 10:50:00

An international team of researchers have finished sequencing the mouse genome after a 10-year effort.

2009-04-01 12:09:59

A U.S.-led team of scientists says just as no two humans are the same, treating mice more as individuals in laboratory testing reduces erroneous results. Purdue University researchers say their findings show the customary practice of standardizing mice by trying to limit environmental variation in laboratories actually increases the chance of getting an incorrect result. The study, led by Assistant Professor Joseph Garner of Purdue and Professor Hanno Wurbel of the Justus-Liebig University of...

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2009-01-12 09:30:00

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have identified a new enzyme that plays a far more important role than expected in controlling the breakdown of fat.

2008-12-19 10:28:32

The fabled laboratory mouse "” from which we have learned so much about how the immune system works "” can teach us only so much about how we humans get sick and what to do about it, says a leading researcher at the Stanford University School of Medicine.The time has come for immunologists to start weaning themselves from experimental rodents and to embark on a bold, industrial-scale assault on the causes and treatment of specifically human disease, writes immunologist Mark Davis,...

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2008-10-01 15:20:00

Scientists in the UK are studying the genes of mice with the goal of tracking human migration patterns throughout history.

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2008-04-29 11:05:00

Scientists in Melbourne, Australia have reported that they may have discovered a new method of cell manipulation that could potentially be used to create revolutionary fat-burning drugs.

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2008-01-14 15:55:00

Researchers have for the first time attempted to count the number of genes that contribute to obesity and body weight. The findings suggest that over 6,000 genes -- about 25 percent of the genome -- contribute to help determine an individual's body weight.


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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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Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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