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One aspect of maintaining and updating an environmental enrichment program is the regular review and evaluation of enrichment devices and their current uses. The program review process includes maintaining an accurate inventory of devices to reflect the c

Repurposing and Recycling an Institutionally Retired Enrichment Device

January 21, 2015 | by Candace Hedrick, Michael Rowley, and Stephanie Lewis, DVM | Articles | Comments

One aspect of maintaining and updating an environmental enrichment program is the regular review and evaluation of enrichment devices and their current uses. The program review process includes maintaining an accurate inventory of devices to reflect the current and projected animal census, evaluating species-specific use, determining product sustainability, and the replacement of older items with new and novel devices as needed.

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 A new study has shown that neonatal mouse hearts have varying regenerative capacities depending upon the severity of injury.

Mammalian Heart Regenerative Capacity Depends on Severity of Injury

January 23, 2015 9:47 am | by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles | News | Comments

A new study has shown that neonatal mouse hearts have varying regenerative capacities depending upon the severity of injury.                                   

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Research shows that a small molecule directs the activity of key “clock proteins,” offering the potential to manage circadian rhythm and treat problems that are associated with its dysfunction, like sleep and anxiety disorders.

Researcher Discovers a Way to Control Internal Clocks

January 23, 2015 8:44 am | by Saint Louis University | News | Comments

Research shows that a small molecule directs the activity of key “clock proteins,” offering the potential to manage circadian rhythm and treat problems that are associated with its dysfunction, like sleep and anxiety disorders.       

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A research team has discovered a molecular “rheostat” in the brain’s appetite control center that may provide new insights into obesity, which is at epidemic levels in this country.

New Signaling Pathway Provides Clues to Obesity

January 23, 2015 8:32 am | by Bill Snyder, Vanderbilt University | News | Comments

A research team has discovered a molecular “rheostat” in the brain’s appetite control center that may provide new insights into obesity, which is at epidemic levels in this country.                   

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Viral therapy for childhood cancer could possibly improve if treatments such as   chemotherapy do not first suppress patients’ immune systems. Research on mouse   tumors resembling rhabdomyosarcoma, the most common soft tissue sarcoma in children,   revea

Immune System Plays Key Role in Viral Therapy's Effectiveness against Tumors in Mice

January 23, 2015 8:17 am | by Nationwide Children's Hospital | News | Comments

Viral therapy for childhood cancer could possibly improve if treatments such as chemotherapy do not first suppress patients’ immune systems. Research on mouse tumors resembling rhabdomyosarcoma, the most common soft tissue sarcoma in children, revealed that the immune system’s T cells may be just as critical to fighting tumor cells as the viral therapy injections themselves.

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RackNetTM is a remote monitoring and information management solution for the Innovive Disposable IVC System. The software wirelessly connects all racks to a computer or mobile device via a secure web interface, providing you with complete access to rack c

Remote Rack Monitoring

January 22, 2015 2:02 pm | Innovive, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

RackNet is a remote monitoring and information management solution for the Innovive Disposable IVC System. The software wirelessly connects all racks to a computer or mobile device via a secure web interface, providing you with complete access to rack controls, system alarms and operational history.

New research suggests genes that extend lifespan won't necessarily improve health in advanced age.

Worms that Live Longer Don't Live Healthier

January 22, 2015 11:03 am | by University of Massachusetts Medical School | News | Comments

New research suggests genes that extend lifespan won't necessarily improve health in advanced age.                                           

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Two new drug compounds – one of which has already proven useful in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis – appear to be effective in treating endometriosis, a disorder that, like MS, is driven by estrogen and inflammation, scientists report.

Drug Compounds Tested on Mice Show Promise against Endometriosis

January 22, 2015 10:32 am | by Diana Yates, University of Illinois | News | Comments

Two new drug compounds – one of which has already proven useful in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis – appear to be effective in treating endometriosis, a disorder that, like MS, is driven by estrogen and inflammation, scientists report.   

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For years, it was assumed the world was flat. Now, we have a laboratory that orbits our big, blue marble. So, it’s funny to think of returning to flatness aboard the International Space Station, but this outpost currently houses flatworms for research. Th

Space Station Worms' Research Potential is Anything but Flat

January 22, 2015 10:10 am | by Laura Niles, NASA’s Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

For years, it was assumed the world was flat. Now, we have a laboratory that orbits our big, blue marble. So, it’s funny to think of returning to flatness aboard the International Space Station, but this outpost currently houses flatworms for research. The study of these creatures has the potential to be rather robust in implications for regenerative medicine.

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No. 904 is an electric-heat humidity chamber with vertical conveyor, currently in use to cure silicone rubber at a customer’s facility. The unit provides a maximum relative humidity of 90 percent at 100°F. Workspace dimensions measure 36”W x 45”D x 119”H.

Verticle Conveyor Humidity Chamber

January 22, 2015 8:37 am | The Grieve Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

No. 904 is an electric-heat humidity chamber with vertical conveyor, currently in use to cure silicone rubber at a customer’s facility. The unit provides a maximum relative humidity of 90 percent at 100°F. Workspace dimensions measure 36”W x 45”D x 119”H. 

By splicing animals together, scientists have shown that young blood rejuvenates old tissues. Now, they are testing whether it works for humans.

Aging Research: Blood to Blood

January 22, 2015 8:21 am | by Megan Scudellari, Nature | News | Comments

By splicing animals together, scientists have shown that young blood rejuvenates old tissues. Now, they are testing whether it works for humans.                              

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The study of the Caenorhabditis elegans worm will aid researchers understanding of the genetics of human disease, whilst reducing the need for animal testing.

Tiny Compost Worms Inform New Research on Human Diseases

January 22, 2015 8:20 am | by University of Huddersfield | News | Comments

The study of the Caenorhabditis elegans worm will aid researchers understanding of the genetics of human disease, whilst reducing the need for animal testing.                          

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Researchers have uncovered a key factor in understanding the elevated cancer risk associated with gene therapy. They conducted research on mice with a rare disease similar to one in humans, hoping their findings may eventually help improve gene therapy fo

Gene Therapy Cancer Risk Reduced in Mice

January 22, 2015 8:20 am | by National Human Genome Research Institute | News | Comments

Researchers have uncovered a key factor in understanding the elevated cancer risk associated with gene therapy. They conducted research on mice with a rare disease similar to one in humans, hoping their findings may eventually help improve gene therapy for humans.

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An animal study led by Johns Hopkins investigators has uncovered what controls the   ability of healthy hearts to speed up in response to circumstances ranging from fear   to a jog around the block.

Discovery Stops 'Racing' Heart Rates in Mice

January 21, 2015 11:31 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

An animal study has uncovered what controls the ability of healthy hearts to speed up in response to circumstances ranging from fear to a jog around the block.                         

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E-Z TrakTM is a revolutionary Electronic Animal Management solution offering essential features to facility managers and veterinary directors with amazing accuracy. Five functions of daily activities in a single program include Welfare Management, Facilit

Electronic Animal Facility Management System

January 21, 2015 9:33 am | E-Z Systems/Euthanex/E-Z Anesthesia | Product Releases | Comments

E-Z Trak is a revolutionary Electronic Animal Management solution offering essential features to facility managers and veterinary directors with amazing accuracy. Five functions of daily activities in a single program include Welfare Management, Facility Task Management, Census & Billing, Space Allocation & Planning and Real-Time Data Updates.

To better understand what happens during immune reactions in the body, researchers have developed a new way of labeling T-cells, allowing them to track the T-cell movement in mice using non-invasive positron emission technology (PET).

Mouse Immune System at Work Caught Live

January 21, 2015 9:24 am | by University of Tübingen | News | Comments

To better understand what happens during immune reactions in the body, researchers have developed a new way of labeling T-cells, allowing them to track the T-cell movement in mice using non-invasive positron emission technology (PET).     

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