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.

From walking to playing the piano to complex yoga poses, the brain controls how the body moves.
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7.27.2017
9:17am
Clostridium difficile is most likely to strike in hospitals and nursing homes. A new study published in the journal PLOS Pathogens explains why.
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7.26.2017
10:00am
The eye, one of the most inhospitable environments for microbes, may actually be home to a particular type of bacteria that protects against infection by other...
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7.25.2017
9:33am
Tickling can provide social enrichment for laboratory rats, decreasing stress and improving the handling process for both animal care staff and laboratory rats...
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7.24.2017
9:10am
Animal research, responsible for new therapeutics for many devastating diseases, has had difficulty producing a successful treatment for diabetes. Why is this?
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7.21.2017
9:25am
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Diabetes altered the oral microbiome of laboratory mice, resulting in increased inflammation and bone loss, reveals a new study published in Cell Host &...
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7.20.2017
9:23am
Inflammatory pain at birth changes how the part of the brain associated with memory and eating behavior functions throughout life, causing a long-lasting sex-...
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7.19.2017
9:21am
New research published in Cerebral Cortex is giving expectant mothers another reason not to drink.
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7.18.2017
9:22am
A small molecule that improves respiratory issues associated with Rett syndrome also boosted spatial memory and motor function in a mouse model of the...
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7.17.2017
9:24am
Consuming a high fat diet during pregnancy could result in an increased risk of breast cancer in your great granddaughter, a new study has found.
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7.14.2017
9:11am
We now know more about how and why the brain decides to help others, thanks to a study in laboratory rats conducted at Duke University and Stanford University.
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7.13.2017
9:24am
The results of a new study, published in Nature Communications, has major implications for the design of future animal studies.
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7.12.2017
9:33am
Together with immunotherapy drugs, researchers believe that these nanoparticles could improve cancer treatment.
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7.11.2017
9:42am
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Environmentally friendly cleaning products have become all the rage for cleaning houses and other personal spaces. Naturally, interest in green cleaning has...
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7.10.2017
10:12am
A new study, published in PLOS Pathogens, has revealed how to prevent a form of severe tooth decay that affects toddlers.
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7.7.2017
10:00am
Topical antibiotics affect the microbial make up of skin long after application, while antiseptics have a smaller, less durable impact, according to a mouse...
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7.6.2017
8:22am
Summer is finally here so ALN is sharing some science-themed books that you might want to bring with you on vacation!
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7.3.2017
9:06am
The International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium has just announced, in a study published in Nature Genetics, 15% of the laboratory mouse genome has been...
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6.30.2017
8:57am
A new program, "Come See Our World," wants to show the world what animal research really looks like.
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6.29.2017
9:20am
Most laboratory animal research involves rats or mice. However, new research from the University of Zurich indicates that dogs may be a very good model for...
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6.28.2017
9:09am
A combination of two immunotherapies was more effective at treating rhabdomyosarcoma, the most common soft tissue cancer in children, than either approach...
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6.27.2017
9:34am
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In the quest to discover how bat brains know to raise their voice to be heard over noise, researchers may have instead found a better treatment for weak voice...
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6.26.2017
9:11am
Time is running out to nominate a deserving facility, team, or innovation in 3Rs for the prestigious 2017 TurnKey Awards! The deadline is July 14, 2017.
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6.23.2017
3:42pm
The TurnKey Awards celebrate excellence in vivarium design, teamwork, and innovation in the 3Rs.
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6.23.2017
9:56am
Stem cells may be the key to retaining strength as people age, finds research in mice conducted at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
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6.22.2017
8:01am
A new form of injectable solution provided glucose control for over two weeks in nonhuman primates. This could revolutionize diabetes treatments for people.
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6.21.2017
9:25am
A new study has identified the gene responsible for epidermolysis bullosa in dogs. The hereditary blistering skin disorder also affects people.
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6.20.2017
9:24am
What can a malformed jaw in zebrafish tell us about hearing loss in humans? A lot, says a new study published in Scientific Reports.
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6.19.2017
9:16am
While being sued for access to laboratory animal records, the University of Missouri has announced plans to expand their adoption program for retired research...
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6.16.2017
11:58am
New research has cracked the neural code of love in prairie voles. This may help researchers find ways to improve social abilities in human disorders with...
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6.15.2017
9:42am
The number of cats, dogs, pigs, rabbits, sheep, hamsters, nonhuman primates, guinea pigs, and other animals covered by the Animal Welfare Act in 2016 was 820,...
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6.14.2017
9:38am
Here's another reason to make sure that you get that annual flu shot. Laboratory mice that received vaccination for the seasonal flu were less likely to...
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6.13.2017
9:26am
Exercise burned the fat found within the bone marrow, improving bone quality, in laboratory mice, a study at UNC found.
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6.8.2017
9:22am
Bioprosthetic ovaries developed at Northwestern University allowed infertile mice to ovulate, give birth to pups, and even nurse their young.
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6.7.2017
11:21am
Spinal muscular atrophy is caused by abnormalities in synapses that connect sensory neurons and motor neurons, revealed research in mice published in Nature...
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6.6.2017
9:25am
ALN spoke with Klaas Kramer, a retired Laboratory Animal Welfare Officer, who has authored numerous journal articles on telemetry, to learn more about the...
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6.2.2017
11:00am
A new study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research may advance research on injury treatment in young people by comparing the knees of pigs to humans...
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6.2.2017
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This discovery, published May 16 in eLife, bring researchers one step closer to tissue regeneration in humans.
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6.1.2017
9:25am
A new technique to study ultrasound vocalizations made by laboratory mice could help further the understanding how genes that affect vocal communication relate...
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5.31.2017
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