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.

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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Manipulation of a brain circuit induced empathy-like behavior into a laboratory rat model of autism spectrum disorder, says new research from the Rosalind...
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2.17.2017
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"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" will air Saturday, April 22, at 8PM, HBO announced this week.
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2.16.2017
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New research published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine has identified the gene, PAD4, responsible for fibrosis, which causes organ tissue to stiffen...
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2.16.2017
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Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have discovered a new peptide that, if effective in people, will reduce the number of treatments needed per year for...
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2.14.2017
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The mechanism that determines the severity of the chikungunya virus has been identified, according to a study published January 30 in the Proceedings of the...
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2.13.2017
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A new study conducted in mice and published in the journal, Alcohol, identified potassium channels in the brain that may be promising therapeutic targets for...
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2.10.2017
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Sharks are highly efficient wound healers and are highly resistant to cancers, two characteristics that would greatly benefit human health. A new genomics...
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2.9.2017
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The choice to remove animal welfare reports from the public domain was made as a preemptive measure due to ongoing litigation, according to an updated...
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2.8.2017
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Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center html have identified a gene that could serve as a therapeutic targets for Rett syndrome, a severe...
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2.8.2017
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Maintaining gut health may be the key to slowing the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,, says a new study in mice conducted at the University of...
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2.7.2017
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On Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the removal of inspection reports and other information about animal welfare at laboratory animal...
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2.6.2017
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Luteolin, a natural compound found in herbs such as thyme and parsley and vegetables such as celery and broccoli, could reduce the risk of metastasis in women...
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2.3.2017
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A new tool for understanding how heart disease develops now exists, thanks to research conducted in laboratory rats at Johns Hopkins Medicine. The findings may...
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2.2.2017
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A team of scientists from Johns Hopkins University have developed a non-invasive method that uses ultrasound to release and deliver concentrated amounts of...
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2.1.2017
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No one knew my 64 year old mother had breast cancer until a bone in her back painfully dissolved. She was one of 40,000 people who die each year when breast...
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1.30.2017
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The genetic makeup of the population around you may impact your weight and health, says a new study in mice published January 25 in PLOS Genetics. The findings...
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1.27.2017
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Women over the age of 35 are more likely to experience complicated births, including an increased need for induction and Caesarian sections as well as a...
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1.26.2017
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