Neuroscientists found a new type of human brain cell called the rosehip neuron. The mysterious neuron could be one of the few cells that only exist in human or primate brains.
Millions of lab mice suffer from an infectious skin disease known as ulcerative dermatitis. However, researchers from Stanford University have come up with a novel cure – pedicures – that is cost effective and keeps the rodent subjects from having to be euthanized, the ultimate plus for reseachers.
The hormone regulating neurotransmitters glutamate and serotonin have long been associated with happiness, with serotonin in particular being the subject of many reward-based behavioral studies. However, a new study has found that if a male mouse is exposed to high levels of these transmitters, they become exceptionally aggressive and violent.
Let's be clear: no one, and I mean no one, thinks a comb-over is handsome. People for years have argued that if you're balding, you might as well shave it all. Now however, a new study shows why some men will be pretty pleased that they hung onto their remaining hair.
The buddy system has long been a tool for worrying parents and cautious camp counselors, offering a little more security for children (and even adults) when heading into unfamiliar territory. A new study now suggests that rats understand the value of the buddy system too, proving less anxious and more bold when exploring new places with a friend.
Researchers have discovered a way to make whole see-through mice, complete with transparent organs, even while maintaining proper cellular structure. Experts claim that recently deceased test subjects with this incredible characteristic will allow them to further understand interactions between the brain and body of mammals.