Flip a switch in a mouse's brains and watch it turn into a killer.
We may have to take that New Year's resolution about dieting and exercising a bit more seriously. But if you feel a bit bored when it comes to the moving part, scientists may be starting to understand why.
Scientists have found the first step toward discovering the biochemistry that controls the switch from wakefulness to sleep. The first unbiased genetic screen for sleep defects in mice has resulted in two interesting mutants: Sleepy, which sleeps excessively, and Dreamless, which lacks rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.
Natural compound in brocolli and other green vegetables could reduce the signs of aging.
What hurts a single mouse can hurt every mouse in the immediate vicinity. That's the conclusion of a latest study that examined the social transfer of pain in mice, carried out by scientists at Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland. The experiment, published on Science Advances, show that pain can move from one animal to the other without any illness or injury required. When a particular group of mice was given a painful stimulus, another group that was completely unaffected exhibited the same kind of increased sensitivity at first.
Disgusting as it might be nowadays, but there is a possibility of Europeans back 5,000 years ago eating rodents.
The sound that mice makes is never before heard in any species before.
A new research shows that sick mice avoid spreading diseases by isolating themselves away from their social group.
A team of scientists has discovered a "revolutionary" way to create small animals, such as mice, completely transparent from head to tail to advance further research on brain mapping.
These mutated rodents are dubbed "super sniffers," and are envisioned to help detect not only explosives, but also diseases in humans.
In preparation for NASA's journey to Mars, scientists deployed a group of mice to a space shuttle, "The Atlantis," in order to observe how long-term space living can affect the body. As a result, they found out that the mice showed signs of early liver damage upon their return to earth.
Violent, attacking rage in mice could be turned on and off by brain adjustments in a recent study. Researchers say that learning more about brain circuitry regarding aggression in male mice could lend clues later to what drives human actions.
Genome sequencing, paired with a behavioral test, identified several genes linked to anxiety in chickens. Researchers believe the same genes may play a role in mouse and human behavior.
Researchers from the University College London (UCL) have finally deciphered the recipe for painlessness with the help of genetically modified mice.