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 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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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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1.31.2017
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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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PDX1, a protein critical for pancreatic development, plays a crucial, yet complicated role in cancer development, a new study published in Genes and...
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1.25.2017
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Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a protein that stimulates skeletal stem cells in diabetic mice, allowing bone...
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1.23.2017
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Research conducted in laboratory mice found that small cell lung cancer is made up of several distinct types of tumors, not just one. This finding indicates...
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1.20.2017
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New research at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology has found that killer T cells play an important role in controlling Zika infections. This...
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1.19.2017
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More than two-thirds of Americans are considered obese and many scientists believe that burgers and pizza are to blame. New research conducted in mice from the...
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1.17.2017
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A molecular pathway in the brain may help researchers develop new drug-based therapies for preventing dementia, according to a new study published in Cell...
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1.16.2017
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Microglia, the cells in the brain that detect and fix minor damage, repair and renew themselves more quickly than previously thought, says a new study...
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1.16.2017
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New framework funded by the NC3Rs wants to reduce the number of animals used in biomedical research by sharing leftover animal tissue. A commentary on the...
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1.13.2017
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The enzyme MMP9, may be able to halt the advancement of the tumor microenvironment in colitis associated cancer, a type of colorectal cancer, according to a...
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1.10.2017
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An artificial stomach organoid generated at Cincinnati Children's Hospital will allow scientists to study diseases of the human gastrointestinal tract....
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1.9.2017
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A new study published in Nature Neuroscience conducted in laboratory mice has revealed more information about how normal brain networks form.
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1.6.2017
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Take a look back at the top laboratory animal stories of 2016.
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1.4.2017
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An eye drop made using a compound found in cannabis may have clinical promise for the treatment and management of eye diseases, according to research conducted...
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1.3.2017
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A common breast cancer mutation was shut down in mice by a drug combination made up of an existing targeted therapy and an investigational molecule developed...
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12.30.2016
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Research in laboratory mice found that the concentration of specialized M cells in the gut could influence the person's risk of contracting prion diseases...
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12.28.2016
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The honeybee has a small brain and a tiny genome, which might make you wonder what, if anything, it can tell you about the complexities of the human brain.
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12.28.2016
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