In just the last few years, renovation and retrofit approaches for complex laboratories and vivariums have changed significantly in ways that have surprised even some of the most experienced operators of research and development (R&D) facilities. Some of the changes relate to evolving standards of care for subjects in animal research.
Scientists describe consistent alterations in integrative processing of the insular cortex...
University of Kentucky biologist Ann Morris is studying retinal regeneration in zebrafish...
An experimental vaccine protected 100 percent of animal models against the highly infectious and virulent bacterium, Clostridium difficile, which causes an intestinal disease that kills approximately 30,000 Americans annually.
For over 60 years, the ATA has been led by passionate members whose belief in the mission of the life science community, and specifically that of the animal care professional, is uncompromising. These industry giants are the architects of cutting edge technologies that have spurred a plethora of innovations that have helped to advance research and the humane care of the laboratory animal.
Completely integrated animal infusion systems providing flexibility and precision.
A group of researchers have been able experimentally to reproduce in mice morphological changes which have taken millions of years to occur.
Babies can learn what to fear in the first days of life just by smelling the odor of their distressed mothers, new research suggests. And not just “natural” fears: If a mother experienced something before pregnancy that made her fear something specific, her baby will quickly learn to fear it too — through the odor she gives off when she feels fear.
Printing whole new organs for transplants sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, but the real-life budding technology could one day make actual kidneys, livers, hearts and other organs for patients who desperately need them.
Of the many sub-groups of cells jockeying for supremacy within a cancerous tumor, the most dangerous may not be those that can proliferate the fastest, researchers report.
Researchers have identified an RNA known as INXS that, although containing no instructions for the production of a protein, modulates the action of an important gene in the process of apoptosis, or programmed cell death.
The LabScope employs a patented, high resolution, fluoroscopic x-ray detector capable of displaying highly magnified, dynamic x-ray imagery of small animals.
The microbes living in the guts of males and females react differently to diet, even when the diets are identical, suggesting that therapies designed to improve human health and treat diseases through nutrition might need to be tailored for each sex.
The hallmark of an excellent researcher is an open mind. That flexibility and openness is what led Nina Schor, the William H. Eilinger Chair of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester, to follow a hunch about a brain receptor — resulting in a new mouse model that may give researchers a new avenue for testing drugs for autism.
Researchers have established a new strategy to help surgeons see the entire tumor in the patient, increasing the likelihood of a positive outcome. This approach relies on an injectable dye that accumulates in cancerous tissues much more so than normal tissues.
The effects of a commonly used anesthetic drug on memory and thinking appear to be temporary in young and old patients, according to a new study in animals.
Wound clips provide a fast and effective alternative to sutures for closing incisions, such as those made for ALZET® pump implantations.