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.
Mice rely on scent to recognize relatives they have never even met before. This is important when choosing the right nesting partners and to ensure that the right genes are passed on to offspring.
Researchers have long understood that male mice sing, or use vocalizations, to attract their mates. However, a recent study using specialized microphones found that the female mice sing back – but only if they're interested.
Mice exposed to cat urine at a young age will very likely fail to run off when they see cats later in life.
Memories that have been "lost" as a result of amnesia have recently been retrieved in mice using light, according to a new study.
Bamboo landscaping is gaining popularity in the United States, however ecologists warn in a new study that it is subsequently fueling the spread of hantavirus, which could possibly lead to an outbreak.
You might not hear it, but mice are actually practiced singers. In fact, male mice might actually rely opn their voices to grab a girls attention, not unlike many songbirds.
An international team of scientists has successfully grown leg muscle in a lab dish, leading the way to possible treatments for a large number of muscle disorders, according to a new study.
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.
Micromachine medicine recently saw a small victory after a lab mouse's body was successfully navigated by a tiny team of microscopic motors. The machines in question delivered a small test cargo of gold nanoparticles into the lining of the subject's stomach, proving that these advanced medicinal delivery systems are very possible.
New research shows that mice can delay aging with a high-fat diet, a finding that can possibly lead to new treatments for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, as well as premature aging in children.
Rats have long been used as the ideal test subjects of behavioral and neurological study. Mice, on the other hand, are used in things like viral, drug, and even cosmetic testing, as they have been seen as too simple-minded for more complex work. Now, new research has turned this assumption on its head, finding that the rodents are of equal intelligence.
Hops - a key ingredient in beer - has been found to contain a compound that aids cognitive function in young animals, but not in old. This raises questions not only about responsible drinking, but also about potential preventative treatments for cognitive decline.