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 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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What if researchers could detect exposure to carinogens before tumors develop?
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4.11.2017
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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
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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
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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
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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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New research published in Scientific Reports reveals that how researchers pick up and handle laboratory mice can change their behavior in cognitive tests,...
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4.3.2017
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Newborns are highly vulnerable to life-threatening infections. Unfortunately, effective vaccines are still missing for many of these diseases.
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3.31.2017
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An antihistamine reduced prion aggregation in a variety of animal cells, according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...
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3.30.2017
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New research conducted in laboratory mice suggests that blocking two signaling proteins may cure several types of chemo- and treatment-resistant cancers. The...
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3.28.2017
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Eosinophils, a type of disease-fighting, white blood cell, is at least partially responsible for heart failure in laboratory mice, according to a study...
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3.27.2017
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Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered an antibody that safely and effectively treated five types of pediatric brain cancer in...
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3.23.2017
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Tired of fitting in those daily workouts at the gym? A less strenuous form of exercise known as whole-body vibration may be just as effective for building and...
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3.22.2017
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The National Capital Area Branch (NCAB) of AALAS is selling shirts for those interested in participating in the March for Science on April 22, 2017. Proceeds...
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3.21.2017
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The movie, based on the 2010 best-selling book by Rebecca Skloot, premieres Saturday, April 22, at 8PM.
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3.20.2017
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A new study showed that fecal transplants from laboratory mice fed resveratrol normalized blood sugar in obese mice. This research, published in the journal...
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3.17.2017
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If you see someone scratching themselves, it's likely to make you scratch too. Sometimes, just the mention of itching can make you want to scratch.
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3.16.2017
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A single protein may be the cause of many of the behavior symptoms and molecular and cellular abnormalities associated with Fragile X syndrome, according to a...
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3.15.2017
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Mice born or raised in a farm environment were less likely to develop allergies than those reared exclusively in animal facilities, says a new study from...
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3.14.2017
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A neuroprotective compound provided two-pronged protection in brain cells in laboratory rats after a stroke, according to research from the University of Iowa...
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3.13.2017
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Published in Diabetes, these findings may lead to earlier diagnostic tests and new targeted treatments.
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3.9.2017
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The findings may lead to improved outcomes for patients receiving chemotherapy to treat breast and ovarian cancer.
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3.8.2017
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ALN Magazine is proud to announce the 2017 TurnKey Awards. These awards celebrate excellence in vivarium design, facility operations and teamwork, and...
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3.8.2017
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Research in laboratory mice at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has identified a possible therapeutic target for leishmaniasis, a...
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3.6.2017
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Working in a gnotobiotics program makes everyday life in the vivarium look like a walk in the park. Every aspect requires attention to detail, from cage change...
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3.6.2017
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Prebiotics, found naturally in foods like chicory, artichokes, and raw garlic, can improve sleep quality, even after a stressful event, says a first-of-its-...
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3.1.2017
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Neural dysfunction in corticostriatal circuits in the brain led to obsessive compulsive behaviors in laboratory mice, reveals new research from Northwestern...
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2.28.2017
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Activating the internal clock of cancer cells slows tumor growth in laboratory mice, says a new study published in BMC Biology.
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2.27.2017
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A new study from Rockefeller University has identified how a protein called WAVE1 regulates the brain's response during addiction to cocaine.
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2.24.2017
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Research published in Neuropharmacology have identified that the gene fkbp5 is responsible for a phenomenon called fear extinction. This finding may result in...
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2.23.2017
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Eating fewer calories may be key to slowing down the cellular process behind aging, says a new study published in Molecular & Cellular Proteomics.
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2.22.2017
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A single dose of ketamine, given one week before a stressful event, prevented PTSD in laboratory mice, according to a new study published in...
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2.21.2017
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On Friday, February 17, the USDA reposted a portion of the animal welfare records that had been removed from its website earlier this month.
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2.21.2017
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