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Honor Innovation with a 2016 TurnKey Award

January 29, 2016 | by Elizabeth Doughman, Editor-in-Chief | Articles | Comments

ALN Magazine wants to honor the best at our 2016 TurnKey Conference, to be held May 24-25, 2016 at the Gaylord National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD. The 2016 TurnKey Awards are comprised of two categories: the Facility of the Year Award and the Team of the Year Award



February 5, 2016 10:07 am | by Braintree Scientific, Inc. | Braintree Scientific, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

LabSand® is a revolutionary biodegradable hydrophobic sand that has a natural non-toxic urine-repelling coating. Use it to quickly collect urine samples from laboratory rodents without resorting to metabolic caging protocols or invasive procedures.

Brain Formation Patterns in Mice Suggest How Trauma May Cause Disease But Leave No Clues

February 5, 2016 10:03 am | News | Comments

Some of the earliest nerve cells to develop in the womb shape brain circuits that process sights and sounds, but then give way to mature networks that convert this sensory information into thoughts.


Receptors Inside Nerve Cells May Be a Key to Controlling Pain

February 5, 2016 10:02 am | by Jim Dryden, Washington University School of Medicine | News | Comments

In real estate, location is key. It now seems the same concept holds true when it comes to stopping pain.


Drug Prevents Key Age-Related Brain Change in Rats

February 4, 2016 9:57 am | News | Comments

As brain cells age they lose the fibers that receive neural impulses, a change that may underlie cognitive decline. Researchers at the University of California, Irvine recently found a way to reverse this process in rats.


Sharpen Emerges From the Pack as a Regulator of Inflammation

February 4, 2016 9:56 am | News | Comments

It is normal for our immune system to occasionally fly into an inflammatory rage to defend the host (us) against pathogens or even tumor cells. Problems arise when the rage persists or is re-directed against one’s self, as occurs in autoimmune disease.


What Can Ravens Tell Us About the Human Brain?

February 4, 2016 9:56 am | by Jeannie Kever, University of Houston | News | Comments

New research suggests that ravens share at least some of the human ability to think abstractly about other minds, adapting their behavior by attributing their own perceptions to others.

Researchers Discover a New Target for the Treatment of Fatty Liver Disease

February 4, 2016 9:55 am | News | Comments

Two proteins, p38 gamma and p38 delta, control the accumulation of fat in the liver, a process linked to the development of insulin resistance and diabetes, which are common outcomes of obesity. The study shows that inhibition of these proteins with specific inhibitors has potential as a treatment for fatty liver disease.



February 4, 2016 9:55 am | by FiberCore, LLC | FiberCore, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Proven to provide biologically relevant enrichment, Envirodri encourages foraging and nest building, which, in turn, reduces a variety of stressors and undesirable behaviors. Envirodri helps provide a more naturalistic environment. Additionally, Envirodri’s help in reducing stress leads to improved breeding performance and food conversion rates.


Mouse-Human Chimeras Allow Researchers to Discover Disease Development In Vivo

February 4, 2016 9:54 am | by Elizabeth Doughman, Editor-in-Chief | News | Comments

A new mouse-human modeling system could be used to study neural crest development as well as the modeling of a variety of diseases, according to a new study from the Whitehead Institute.


30th Annual Charles River Short Course on Laboratory Animal Science

February 3, 2016 1:58 pm | Events

Providence RI

CRISPR/Cas9 Therapeutic for Tyrosinemia Type 1 Delivered in Mice

February 3, 2016 10:33 am | by Jim Fessenden, University of Massachusetts Medical School | News | Comments

University of Massachusetts Medical School researchers have found a way to more efficiently delivery a CRISPR/Cas9 therapeutic to adult mice with the metabolic disease Tyrosinemia type I that may also prove to be safer for use in humans.


Researchers Develop a Better Model for Parkinson's

February 3, 2016 10:32 am | News | Comments

Scientists at EPFL have solved a longstanding problem with modeling Parkinson’s disease in animals. Using newfound insights, they have improved both cell and animal models for the disease, which can propel research and drug development.


Cancer Cells Travel Together to Forge 'Succesful' Metastases

February 3, 2016 10:27 am | News | Comments

There’s apparently safety in numbers, even for cancer cells. New research in mice suggests that cancer cells rarely form metastatic tumors on their own, preferring to travel in groups since collaboration seems to increase their collective chances of survival, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins.


With a Broken Circadian Clock, Even a Low-salt Diet Can Result in Heart Disease

February 3, 2016 10:25 am | by Toni Baker, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University | News | Comments

In the face of a disrupted circadian rhythm, a low-salt diet and a hormone known to constrict blood vessels have the same unhealthy result: elevated resting blood pressure and vascular disease, scientists report.



February 3, 2016 10:19 am | by Galilei Software GmbH | Galilei Software GmbH | Product Releases | Comments

Galilei CageTalkers™ offer a vast potential of automation and increase in productivity and efficiency in the cage and animal documentation processes. CageTalkers™ can be also integrated with 3rd party Animal Management Systems via Webservices as a mere CageTalker™ Driver or a separate Animal Room Automation Module.


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