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New Approaches to Vivarium Renovations

July 30, 2014 | by William R. Brody | Articles | Comments

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.

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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.

C. Difficile Vaccine 100% Effective in Animal Models

July 31, 2014 4:51 pm | by American Society for Microbiology | News | Comments

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.     

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A Farewell to Iconic and Respected ATA Members

July 31, 2014 4:36 pm | by Frank Lynch | Articles | Comments

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.

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Animal Infusion Sets

July 31, 2014 4:35 pm | Lomir Biomedical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Completely integrated animal infusion systems providing flexibility and precision.

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A group of researchers from the University of Helsinki and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona have been able experimentally to reproduce in mice morphological changes which have taken millions of years to occur.

Manipulating Embryonic Development of Mice Produces Evolutionary Changes

July 31, 2014 2:16 pm | by Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona | News | Comments

A group of researchers have been able experimentally to reproduce in mice morphological changes which have taken millions of years to occur.                               

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Babies can learn what to fear in the first days of life just by smelling the odor of their distressed mothers, new research suggests.

Baby Rats Learn the Smell of Fear

July 31, 2014 2:00 pm | by Univ. of Michigan | News | Comments

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.

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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.

Exploring 3D Printing to Make Organs for Transplants

July 31, 2014 1:47 pm | by American Chemical society | News | Comments

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.     

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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.

Growth-driving Tumor Cells Should be Targeted, not Fastest-growing

July 31, 2014 1:40 pm | by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | News | Comments

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.                       

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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.

RNA that Regulates Cell Death Identified in Mice

July 31, 2014 1:25 pm | by FAPESP | News | Comments

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.         

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Small Animal Imaging

July 31, 2014 8:26 am | Glenbrook Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

The LabScope employs a patented, high resolution, fluoroscopic x-ray detector capable of displaying highly magnified, dynamic x-ray imagery of small animals.

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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

Diet Affects Gut Microbes Differently According to Sex

July 30, 2014 11:44 am | by Univ. of Texas at Austin | News | Comments

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.

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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

New Mouse Model May Open Autism Treatment Research Avenues

July 30, 2014 11:13 am | by Univ. of Rochester Medical Center | News | Comments

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.

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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 tis

Cancer Glow Improves Surgical Outcomes

July 30, 2014 10:33 am | by Univ. of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

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.

Disruptive Effects of Anesthesia on Brain Cell Connections are Temporary

July 30, 2014 10:18 am | by Weill Cornell Medical College | News | Comments

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.                           

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Wound Closure and Infusion Products

July 30, 2014 8:09 am | ALZET Osmotic Pumps/DURECT Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Wound clips provide a fast and effective alternative to sutures for closing incisions, such as those made for ALZET® pump implantations.

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July/August 2014 ALN

July 30, 2014 8:04 am | Digital Editions | Comments

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