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ATA President Teresa Woodger and Past-President Frank Lynch share their thoughts on the role and future of the ATA including support of the industry and spreading the word about vendor contributions to biomedical research.

Allies in Industry Support

January 30, 2015 | by Patrice Galvin | Articles | Comments

ATA President Teresa Woodger and Past-President Frank Lynch share their thoughts with ALN on the role and future of the ATA including support of the industry and spreading the word about vendor contributions to biomedical research.      

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Scientists studying hatchling fish have made a new advance in studying a chemical in   the brain that impacts on movement.

Zebrafish Dopamine Neurons Instruct Research into Mobility and Neurological Disorders

January 30, 2015 2:44 pm | by University of Leicester | News | Comments

Scientists studying hatchling fish have made a new advance in studying a chemical in the brain that impacts on movement.                                     

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Starting from human skin cells, researchers have created human insulin-producing   cells that respond to glucose and correct blood-sugar levels in diabetic mice. The   findings may represent a first step toward developing patient-specific cell   replaceme

New Cells Help Treat Diabetes in Mice

January 30, 2015 12:39 pm | by Jennifer Brown, University of Iowa | News | Comments

Starting from human skin cells, researchers have created human insulin-producing cells that respond to glucose and correct blood-sugar levels in diabetic mice. The findings may represent a first step toward developing patient-specific cell replacement therapy for type 1 diabetes.

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Types of Caging Used is Changing

January 30, 2015 11:11 am | by Elizabeth Doughman, Editor-in-Chief | Articles | Comments

The types of caging used in vivariums are changing according to a recent ALN survey. Click here to see the results.                       

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What Factors Are Considered When Selecting Housing?

January 30, 2015 10:40 am | by Elizabeth Doughman, Editor-in-Chief | Articles | Comments

ALN recently asked readers what factors they considered when selecting housing for their vivarium. Click here to see the results.                     

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 Bed-r'Nest provides 8g of easy-to-dispense material that requires no tearing, pulling or prepping. Designed to resemble the thin strands of grass and other materials mice instinctively use to build nests in nature. With no outer shell or material to work

Portion Controlled Nesting Material

January 30, 2015 8:43 am | The Andersons Lab Bedding Products | Product Releases | Comments

Bed-r'Nest provides 8g of easy-to-dispense material that requires no tearing, pulling or prepping. Designed to resemble the thin strands of grass and other materials mice instinctively use to build nests in nature. With no outer shell or material to work through, nesting material is immediately available.

January/February 2015 ALN

January 29, 2015 12:15 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

The ALN January/February 2015 digital edition is here! Click to start reading.

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Got a Question About Cleaning and Sanitation?

January 29, 2015 11:28 am | by Elizabeth Doughman, Editor-in-Chief | News | Comments

Does sanitation stump you? Have a cleaning conundrum? Don't ask your co-worker, ask an expert! ALN is launching a new online-only column featuring an industry expert answering your burning questions about cleaning and sanitation.

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People bitten by a rabid animal have only a very brief window of time to seek medical attention before the virus takes hold in the central nervous system, at which point, the disease is nearly always fatal. A new study has successfully tested a treatment

Mouse Study Discovers Possible Rabies Treatment

January 29, 2015 8:22 am | by Elizabeth Doughman, Editor-in-Chief | News | Comments

People bitten by a rabid animal have only a very brief window of time to seek medical attention before the virus takes hold in the central nervous system, at which point, the disease is nearly always fatal. A new study has successfully tested a treatment on mice that cures the disease, even after it has spread to the brain.

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Researchers have used human pluripotent stem cells to generate new hair. The study represents the first step toward the development of a cell-based treatment for people with hair loss.

Stem Cells Grow New Hair on Mice

January 29, 2015 8:21 am | by Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute | News | Comments

Researchers have used human pluripotent stem cells to generate new hair. The study represents the first step toward the development of a cell-based treatment for people with hair loss.                   

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Researchers have shown that a micromotor fueled by stomach acid can take a bubble-powered ride inside a mouse. These tiny motors, each about one-fifth the width of a human hair, may someday offer a safer and more efficient way to deliver drugs or diagnose

Stomach Acid-powered Micromotors Get First Test in a Living Animal

January 29, 2015 8:21 am | by UC San Diego | News | Comments

Researchers have shown that a micromotor fueled by stomach acid can take a bubble-powered ride inside a mouse. These tiny motors, each about one-fifth the width of a human hair, may someday offer a safer and more efficient way to deliver drugs or diagnose tumors.

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Studies show mice that receive a supplement of the “appetite hormone” ghrelin increase their sexual activity. Whether the hormone has the same impact on humans is unknown - but if it does, the researchers may have found the key to future treatments for se

Hormone Increases Sex Drive of Mice

January 29, 2015 8:20 am | by University of Gothenburg | News | Comments

Studies show mice that receive a supplement of the “appetite hormone” ghrelin increase their sexual activity. Whether the hormone has the same impact on humans is unknown - but if it does, the researchers may have found the key to future treatments for sex abuse.

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Scientists have identified a circuit in the brains of mice that regulates thirst. When a subset of cells in the circuit is switched on, mice immediately begin drinking water, even if they are fully hydrated. A second set of cells suppresses the urge to dr

Brain Circuit Regulates Thirst in Mice

January 29, 2015 8:19 am | by Howard Hughes Medical Institute | News | Comments

Scientists have identified a circuit in the brains of mice that regulates thirst. When a subset of cells in the circuit is switched on, mice immediately begin drinking water, even if they are fully hydrated. A second set of cells suppresses the urge to drink.

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In the battle against ovarian cancer, researchers have created the first mouse model   of the worst form of the disease and found a potential route to better treatments   and much-needed diagnostic screens.

Two Genes Trigger Severest Form of Ovarian Cancer in Mouse Model

January 29, 2015 8:18 am | by UNC Health Care | News | Comments

In the battle against ovarian cancer, researchers have created the first mouse model of the worst form of the disease and found a potential route to better treatments and much-needed diagnostic screens.             

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Aircuity’s OptiNet® system continuously monitors and adjusts ventilation rates in holding rooms, procedure areas and other lab or support spaces to minimize airborne contaminants. When contaminants are detected, ventilation rates increase to minimize odor

Vivarium Ventilation System

January 29, 2015 8:18 am | Aircuity, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Aircuity’s OptiNet® system continuously monitors and adjusts ventilation rates in holding rooms, procedure areas and other lab or support spaces to minimize airborne contaminants. When contaminants are detected, ventilation rates increase to minimize odors or reduce allergen exposure.

What types of housing and housing equipment do you have in your facility?

January 28, 2015 11:16 am | by Elizabeth Doughman, Editor-in-Chief | Articles | Comments

ALN recently asked readers what kind of housing and housing equipment they use in your vivarium. Click here to see the results.                   

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