Elizabeth Doughman
Editor in Chief, ALN Magazine

Elizabeth Doughman is the Editor in Chief of ALN Magazine. She has been working on the multimedia publication since 2006, where she writes about everything from vivarium design to methods of improving laboratory animal welfare.

Elizabeth graduated with a B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Kentucky in 2006 and earned an M.A. in Journalism from Northeastern University in 2008. She loves her horse, Cherokee, and specializes in sharing weird science facts at cocktail parties.

A study published in eLife used an unusual model to learn how germ cells protect themselves against foreign invaders.
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5.24.2017
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The TUSCOM Team was formed in 2008, when the chrono-neuroendocrine oncology program at the Bassett Research Institute in Cooperstown, New York, relocated to...
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5.24.2017
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New research, published in the Journal of Neurotrauma, has revealed that brain injuries cause impulse control problems in laboratory rats.
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5.23.2017
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On Friday, the USDA posted Animal Welfare Act compliance inspections from March 25 to April 21, 2017.
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5.22.2017
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The research, published in Nature Medicine, suggested that getting more sleep or taking a medication that promotes wakefulness, such as caffeine, can provide...
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5.19.2017
9:18am
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Animal research remains essential to medical progress, but improvements to protocols are necessary to boost its credibility and usefulness, wrote two leading...
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5.18.2017
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Clearing out old or 'senescent' cells from joints could stop or even reverse the progression of osteoarthritis, according to a study in mice...
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5.17.2017
10:51am
The Carlson Husbandry Team at the University of Chicago faced many challenges many challenges in 2015, including flooding, renovations, climate change, and...
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5.17.2017
9:24am
This research suggests that essential oils may be a nonpharmaceutical option for alleviated post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in people.
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5.16.2017
9:16am
New research has brought an 'exercise pill' one step closer.
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5.15.2017
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Lab rats fed "diet" foods increased body mass and suffered from additional health ailments compared to those fed a balanced rodent diet, according to...
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5.12.2017
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Understanding how different dog breeds evolved not only tells us about man's best friend, it may also give insight into human diseases.
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5.11.2017
9:20am
An intestinal enzyme responsible for keeping bacterial toxins out of the bloodstream may be able to reduce or prevent alcohol-induced liver damage, says a new...
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5.10.2017
10:11am
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Also known as CINVESTAV, this Mexican public scientific research institute was founded in 1961.
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5.10.2017
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For a bit of fun, we thought we'd give you a chance to glimpse at the ALN editorial bookshelf. This week's pick: Zoobiquity, by Barbara Natterson-...
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5.9.2017
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A special type of neuron created from human stem cells, created at Gladstone Institutes, could potentially repair spinal cord injuries, according to a...
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5.8.2017
9:14am
A new study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology revealed that the larvae of zebrafish are able to feel pain. Given the laboratory animal science...
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5.5.2017
9:33am
ALN spoke with Klaas Kramer, a retired Laboratory Animal Welfare Officer, who has authored numerous journal articles on telemetry, to learn more about...
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5.4.2017
4:42pm
A drug typically used to treat high blood pressure, carvedilol, protected laboratory mice against the sun-induced damage that leads to skin cancer, according...
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5.3.2017
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The awards are comprised of three categories and celebrate excellence in vivarium design, facility operations and teamwork, and creativity in implementing the...
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5.3.2017
10:58am
The USDA Animal Care has posted a newly designed and updated version of Animal Welfare Act and Animal Welfare Regulations to their website.
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5.3.2017
10:58am
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Through the development of a new animal model, researchers at MGH have established the role that increased intestinal permeability, or "leaky gut,"...
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5.2.2017
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New research published in Cell Reports has identified a signal that alerts stem cells to injury. This discovery could help speed up the healing process.
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5.1.2017
5:50am
Researchers at the Washington University in St. Louis are using an unusual research model, locusts, to test a new drug delivery system that is able to quickly...
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4.28.2017
8:56am
Age-related inflammation in laboratory mice is caused by an imbalance in the composition of their gut microbes, says new research published in Cell Host &...
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4.27.2017
9:41am
New research in mice conducted at the University of Maryland Medical School has linked neural tube defects, a birth defect commonly found in the offspring of...
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4.26.2017
9:24am
After restricting the public's access to certain animal welfare records in February, the USDA has released the latest Animal Welfare inspection reports,...
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4.25.2017
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A polymer gel blocking the travel of sperm has proven to be an effective, reversible birth control for male rabbits, says a new study published in Basic and...
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4.24.2017
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A new drug delivery method called DART is able to target just one cell type in the brain, improving the study of Parkinson's disease in a mouse model.
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4.21.2017
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The research was conducted amid increasing concerns about the long-lasting effects of antibiotics.
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4.20.2017
9:27am
With the release of the "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" movie on HBO this Saturday, April 22 at 8PM, ALN is celebrating some of the many...
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4.19.2017
9:29am
Short- and long-term memories are formed at the same time in two different regions of the brain, researchers at MIT have discovered. This finding is contrary...
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4.18.2017
9:45am
Schizophrenia may result from haphazard firing of neurons in the brain, according to a new study conducted in laboratory mice published in Neuron.
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4.13.2017
2:31pm
A new humanized mouse model, developed at the University of Colorado, will allow researchers to test new drugs against the colorectal cancer, hopefully leading...
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4.13.2017
9:32am
What if researchers could detect exposure to carinogens before tumors develop?
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4.11.2017
9:22am
ALN is proud to announce a new award in 2017 that recognizes Innovations in the 3Rs as a part of our annual TurnKey Awards program.
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4.10.2017
9:15am
What can the laboratory animal science industry do to better predict what treatments will actually work in people?
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4.6.2017
9:21am
The modification of just three proteins kick starts a "death mechanism" that causes duplication cancer cells to self-eradicate, says a new study...
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4.5.2017
9:30am
We all know that slow breathing can make you feel more relaxed, however no one ever really knows why this occurs.
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4.4.2017
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