For critical care of laboratory rodents, there is a scarcity of sources that provide comprehensive, feasible, and response-oriented information about clinical interventions specific to spontaneous and induced models of disease. Critical care monitoring for small rodent patients is notoriously challenging, complicated further by physiologic idiosyncracies and limitations on applicable treatments and interventions."
Nematode worms, fruit flies, mice and other lab animals live longer, healthier lives when they...
Scientists report that they’ve developed a simple, “3D” laboratory method to test asthma and...
In a feat of reverse tissue engineering, researchers have begun to unravel the complex genetic coding that allows embryonic cells to proliferate and transform into all of the specialized cells that perform a myriad of different biological tasks.
A team researchers show in a study of rhesus monkeys that hair can reveal the womb environment in which an infant formed.
Over 20 years after the fatal fialuridine trial, a study demonstrates that mice with humanized livers recapitulate the drug's toxicity.
These environmental chambers for animals are designed in close collaboration with top researchers to provide accurate and reliable control over temperature, humidity, and lighting conditions for experimental setup and animal welfare.
Tissue engineering has been used to construct natural esophagi, which in combination with bone marrow stem cells have been safely and effectively transplanted in rats.
A team of scientists have published details of how a class of drugs called “HDACis” drive muscle-cell regeneration in the early stages of dystrophic muscles, but fail to work in late stages.
By tracking brain activity when an animal stops to look around its environment, neuroscientists believe they can mark the birth of a memory.
One lucky attendee at this year’s TurnKey Conference will receive a $1,000 travel voucher to TurnKey 2015 to be held in San Diego! The drawing will be held and the winner announced during the 2014 Conference, held May 13-14 at the Gaylord National Hotel in MD. Winner must be present to win.
This quad, positive pressure, flexible film isolator features four independent isolators in one footprint.
For the next few weeks, we'll present you with a list of commonly found “beastly” employees, with descriptions of their behavior and suggested strategies for coping with them. Billygoats respond to every idea with “it won’t work.” They always feel there’s nothing they can do, believe they have no power over their own lives. At group meetings they create a sense of helplessness.
It is with great sorrow that ALN marks the passing of Ken Macleod. Ken leaves to mourn his wife Meg and their children. He will be sadly missed but never forgotten by his many friends and business associates.
Ketamine, an anesthetic sometimes abused as a street drug, increases the synaptic connections between brain cells and in low doses acts as a powerful antidepressant. However, stress has the opposite effect, shrinking the number of synaptic spines, triggering depression.
Mice engineered to express Lin28 in their kidneys developed Wilms tumor, which regressed when Lin28 was withdrawn, indicating that strategies aimed at blocking or deactivating the gene hold therapeutic promise for children with Wilms.
In the presence of an excess of the protein c-FLIPR, mice can fight infectious diseases better, but they develop autoimmune diseases as they get older.
A group of researchers have reported the creation of two new mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease that may potentially revolutionize research into this disease.