• Mouse mothers tutor new mums

    Training of hormone triggers could be the key to maternal care, finds study.

    Mice learn how to mother through observation, and experienced mouse mothers tutor inexperienced female mice in the pr...

    Animals August 12, 2021
  • Of mice and media

    Papers with “mice” in the title receive less media attention – but more accurate coverage.

    A study in PLOS Biology has spotted a link between studies on mice and their media coverage: when the paper omits “mi...

    News June 17, 2021
  • A cheat sheet to help know your neurons

    Researchers develop new way to sort and classify them.

    Not all neurons are equal, so researcher are building a “cheat sheet” to clarify things.In the largest categorisa...

    Biology November 13, 2020
  • NatureWatch: fun bees and mountain mouse

    Tales that are quirky, cute, clever and concerning.

    Each week delivers a mix of discoveries from the natural world. Here’s a snapshot of some recent research.Now tha...

    Animals July 23, 2020
  • A mouse’s brain, mapped out

    It’s hi-tech, but still a manual process.

    After three years of data gathering and drawing, the third iteration of the Allen Mouse Brain Common Coordinate Frame...

    Animals May 8, 2020
  • An ancient red rodent

    X-rays reveal pelt colour in three-million-year-old fossil

    This is a very colourful, three-million-year-old mouse.The exceptionally well-preserved animal, complete with remnant...

    Animals May 22, 2019
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    Key discoveries in how wildlife restores itself after bushfires.

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    Animals May 3, 2019
  • A mouse, looking

    New imaging method provides fresh insight into neurology.

    This picture shows activity going on inside a mouse brain while the animal looks at a moving image and undergoes what...

    Biology December 6, 2018
  • Deep inside a mouse

    Microphotography reveals intricate secrets of rodent organ.

    Looking like exactly what it is, at least as a metaphor, a complex and busy transportation system, this image reveals...

    Biology October 15, 2018
  • Watch: an embryo on show

    Microscope provides unique inside view as a new life begins. Nick Carne reports.

    Embryonic mouse neural tubes, growing and folding.K. McDole et al./ Cell 2018A new microscope has given scientists th...

    Biology October 14, 2018
  • Fears grow as Australian native mouse remains unseen

    A rare mouse has not been found since 2003, raising extinction concerns.

    A rare Australian native mouse could be in much more trouble than previously thought, with researchers reporting that...

    Biology December 17, 2017
  • Handling method alters mouse trial results

    Picking up lab mice the wrong way can ruin experiments.

    Stressed mice make poor experimental subjects. Credit: Getty ImagesThe way scientists handle mice before an experim...

    Biology March 26, 2017
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