When considering daily operational protocols, disaster plans weigh heavily on vivarium facility managers. Disaster plans commonly consider the obvious natural disasters including flood, earthquake, tornado/ hurricane, and fire. Even long term power outage factors into many facilities’ operational protocols.
Researchers have developed the first genetic strain of mice that can be infected with Ebola and...
New findings in mice indicate that scratching causes the brain to release serotonin, which...
Researchers have presented new evidence that capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their heat, drives the death of lung cancer cells and slows tumor growth in mice.
Researchers say that by using nanotechnology, they have improved how a peptide can be delivered to the diseased heart tissue of mice.
ABagZ, are reusable autoclavable bags with a zipper.
Over the past decade, China has poured money into research, especially in the biomedical sciences. But as the nation’s health-care costs have risen in the past few years, critics have argued that the investment has not paid off. A group of researchers and government officials now hopes to improve those returns with the official opening of the National Centre for Translational Medicine in Shanghai.
Fluorescent fruit flies have helped researchers take a critical step toward understanding the human brain’s neuronal “wiring” and how it can go awry.
The IACUC Handbook has become "the Bible" for individuals when the time comes for them to serve on their institution’s IACUC.
Scientists used pluripotent stem cells to generate functional, three-dimensional human stomach tissue in a laboratory — creating an unprecedented tool for researching the development and diseases of an organ central to several public health crises, ranging from cancer to diabetes.
The ability to pop a working copy of a faulty gene into a patient’s genome is a tantalizing goal for many clinicians treating genetic diseases. Now, researchers have devised a new way to carry out this genetic sleight of hand.
A unique mouse model of Graves' disease, an autoimmune disorder that causes hyperthyroidism, and new research findings that may help improve the treatment of Graves' disease will be highlighted in oral and poster presentations at the 84th Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association in Coronado, California.
Recently scientists have used DNA sequencing technology to identify new genes linked to inherited muscle disease by looking for the faulty genes in affected children. The question is, how can we use this list of genes to help to find a treatment?
ALN recently attended the AALAS National Meeting, October 19-23, in San Antonio, Texas. Throughout this week, we'll present you with some of our highlights from the show!
Glioma is a common name for serious brain tumors. Different types of glioma are usually diagnosed as separate diseases and have been considered to arise from different cell types in the brain. Now researchers have shown that one and the same cell of origin can give rise to different types of glioma.
Heavy drinking during adolescence may lead to structural changes in the brain and memory deficits that persist into adulthood, according to an animal study.
Scientists have uncovered a major contributor to Huntington’s disease, a devastating progressive neurological condition that produces involuntary movements, emotional disturbance and cognitive impairment.