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 factor that is commonly overlooked is how the handling process affects animal well-being, writes a new study published in Behavioural Neurology.
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6.22.2018
11:00am
Determining the right number of animals to use for a biomedical research study is crucial.
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6.21.2018
9:36am
In the wild, mice live primarily by a nocturnal schedule, with most of their activity taking place at night.
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6.20.2018
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Researchers that work with laboratory animals do what they can to minimize pain in their research models, however it can be difficult to determine where the...
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6.18.2018
3:57pm
To highlight the importance of research methodologies in the vivarium, ALN is featuring a number of stories on the topic this week.
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6.18.2018
11:43am
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New research, published in Scientific Reports, revealed that fruit flies fed a combination of probiotics and an herbal supplement called Triphala led longer,...
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6.15.2018
9:30am
After recent moves to restrict research involving nonhuman primates in the United States, scientists are moving studies requiring the use of monkeys to China.
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6.14.2018
9:27am
The discovery not only helps sea turtles, it may also help researchers better understand human cancers.
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6.13.2018
9:07am
Have you submitted your nomination for the 2018 Turnkey Awards yet? Not to worry, the deadline for the Turnkey Award submissions has been extended to July 13,...
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6.12.2018
11:58am
Talking about the work that you do with research animals can be hard. I get it.
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6.11.2018
4:44pm
An artificial nerve system can activate the twitch reflex in a cockroach, reports a new study published in Science.
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6.11.2018
9:42am
Maintaining strong social social ties could lead to better memory and brain health as people age, suggests new research in mice.
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6.8.2018
7:15am
Cancer cells co-opt the 'wasabi receptor' to survive oxidative stress, says new research from Harvard Medical School.
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6.7.2018
9:24am
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A new nanoparticle vaccine for polio, tested in laboratory rats, could make it easier to immunize children in remote areas, according to research published in...
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6.6.2018
9:05am
Don't miss out on the chance to recognize outstanding design, renovation, teamwork, and innovations in the 3Rs. The nomination deadline for the 2018...
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6.5.2018
9:41am
The same receptor protein that responds to nicotine also helps fat cells burn energy, which could explain why some people gain weight when they quit smoking,...
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6.4.2018
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Are laboratory animals still the best model to use for biomedical research?
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6.1.2018
9:28am
New research published in Nature explains how microorganisms living in the gut influence the progression of neurological diseases.
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5.31.2018
9:11am
Melatonin... just the thought of it makes you want to close your eyes and drift off to dreamland. Why is that?
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5.30.2018
9:13am
The USDA will not recognize third-party animal welfare inspections and certifications of research and other regulated facilities, the agency has announced.
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5.29.2018
9:21am
The research sounds like it could have come straight out of a science fiction movie. However, the very real findings could lead to new treatments to restore...
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5.25.2018
9:23am
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Chimpanzees owned by the NIH should be moved to retirement sanctuaries unless the relocation will put the animals' life at risk, ruled a report issued...
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5.24.2018
9:19am
Wiping out the gut microbiome could improve cardiac health and functioning after heart failure, suggests new mouse research.
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5.23.2018
9:12am
Researchers have successfully identified a new therapeutic target for NRAS-mutant melanoma cells, a deadly form of skin cancer, according to a study published...
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5.22.2018
9:24am
Are surprise USDA inspections a thing of the past?
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5.21.2018
9:22am
Scientific Reports has retracted a controversial paper that claimed the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine caused neurological damage in laboratory mice.
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5.18.2018
9:17am
Policymakers should strengthen governmental oversight of research animal welfare, urges a recent opinion piece in The Hill.
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5.17.2018
9:29am
There is an urgent need for better pain-relieving drugs that aren't addictive.
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5.16.2018
9:00am
Preclinical data has revealed that chemical inhibition or genetic deregulation of the enzyme NAT10 improves the health and increases the lifespan in a mouse...
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5.15.2018
9:28am
New research published in PLOS Biology explains the link between exercise and appetite loss.
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5.14.2018
9:14am
New technology has brought the The Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind to life by activating and suppressing neuronal activity on command of laboratory mice...
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5.11.2018
9:07am
A new vaccine could blunt the effects of one of the most dangerous types of synthetic cathinones, or bath sales, preventing a relapse in recovering drug users.
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5.10.2018
9:33am
The influence of micronutrients in the ovarian environment on the development, viability, and quality of oocytes is a growing area of research.
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5.9.2018
9:09am
The technique could also reduce the number of laboratory animals used in research studies.
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5.8.2018
9:37am
Drinking a daily dose of baking soda could help reduce inflammation caused by autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, according to a new study published...
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5.7.2018
9:04am
This discovery explains why some people's hair turns gray after a serious infection or chronic stress.
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5.4.2018
9:02am
ALN spoke with Adrian Smith of Norecopa to learn more about PREPARE, a new set of guidelines to help improve the reliability of animal research.
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5.3.2018
9:06am
When you are lost or disoriented, your brain uses spatial recognition to use cues from your surroundings to figure out your location.
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5.2.2018
9:19am
Two is better than one when it comes to battling Alzheimer's disease, finds a new study in laboratory mice published in the Journal of Experimental...
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5.1.2018
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