• Mice with two mums raise many questions

    Bi-maternal reproduction may cross ethical boundaries.

    Chinese researchers have bred healthy mice with two mums and no dads. They’ve had less success with dads alone, howev...

    Ethics October 11, 2018
  • Fossil sheds light on ancient climate change

    Species reveal how rainforests slowly gave way to arid habitats.

    A palaeontologist and a caving guide have been honoured by having two newly discovered species of long-extinct mice n...

    Palaeontology September 24, 2018
  • Don’t believe the mice

    Experiments using mice are often heavily publicised.

    When you read that a lab animal with a human disease has been cured with a new drug candidate, do not get your hopes ...

    Animals August 21, 2018
  • Using mice to explore Alzheimer’s and smell

    Separate projects find geneticists using rodents.

    One of the mechanisms by which Alzheimer’s disease causes memory impairment may have been uncovered, according to new...

    Medicine August 2, 2018
  • Drug runners: mice speed up before meth hit

    Addicted mice run hard in anticipation of drug dose.

    Mice addicted to methamphetamine up their physical activity two hours before scheduled dose of the drug, new research...

    Body and Mind March 12, 2018
  • See, blind mice

    Nanotech raises hopes of sight for the vision-impaired.

    Hope for a cure for blindness may no longer be simply wishful thinking following a successful attempt by scientists t...

    Body and Mind March 6, 2018
  • Mouse with a view

    A transparent implant will give researchers access to watching tumours develop.

    Take a look inside: a new implant allows researchers to observe the development of lung cancer in a living, breathing...

    Biology November 27, 2017
  • Lab mice train themselves

    System gets mice ready for experiments in a fraction of time it takes humans to train them.

    Researchers at the Riken Brain Science Institute in Japan say they have a way to fully automate the training of mice ...

    Biology October 31, 2017
  • Cancer-vision, brought to you by transparent mice

    Using chemical techniques that make whole mouse bodies and organs highly transparent, researchers...

    The CUBIC technique allows researchers to zoom in to the level of individual cells.Hiroki R. Ueda et al.Japanese rese...

    Technology July 7, 2017
  • Without a sense of smell, fat burns away

    Startling results from tests on the olfactory nerves of mice may prevent and treat obesity.

    A mouse with no sense of smell won’t gain as much weight as another rodent fed the same high-fat diet; conversely, a ...

    Biology July 6, 2017
  • Binge eating linked to neurological “flip switch”

    Stimulating the zona incerta in the brain causes mice to gorge themselves.

    A mouse, free from artificial brain stimulation, following its natural inclination to eat a healthy breakfast. Credit...

    Biology May 25, 2017
  • Mouse sperm survives space trip

    Sperm freeze-dried in space for 288 days proves viable.

    Mouse pups derived from space-preserved spermatozoa. Credit: Teruhiko Wakayama If the survival of the human race eve...

    Biology May 22, 2017
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