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.

Once an autoimmune disease modifies the body's immune response, it can be difficult to stop it's progression. However, new research has furthered our...
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9.21.2017
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Research has shown that mothers that experience severe infection during pregnancy are at a higher risk of having a child with autism. Two new studies,...
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9.20.2017
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Last month, during the solar eclipse, many people found that they were able to see clearly, even when the sun was completely covered. Why is that?
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9.19.2017
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Older wombs have more difficulty adapting to pregnancy, reveals a new mouse study published in Nature Communications. This finding may help account for the...
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9.18.2017
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Are cats a liquid or a solid? Research that answered that age-old question was honored Thursday at the 2017 Ig Nobel spoof awards in Cambridge, MA.
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9.15.2017
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Disruptions to the brain's internal GPS can result in the severe memory deficits associated with schizophrenia, says a new study published in Nature...
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9.14.2017
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To learn about how to improve the use of mazes in mouse research, ALN sat down with Shuhan He, MD, the founder of Maze Engineers.
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9.13.2017
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While the link between belly fat and cancer is well known, researchers did not know why this occurs until now.
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9.7.2017
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The Gnotobiotic Research Animal Facility (GRAF) Team at the University of Chicago won the 2017 TurnKey Team of the Year Award.
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9.6.2017
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The 2017 winner of this new award is the Mouse Cubby.
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9.5.2017
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Cardiac stem cell infusions could one day "turn back the clock" for old hearts, according to a new study published in the European Heart Journal.
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8.30.2017
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The USDA is working to provide aid and emergency assistance to pets, livestock, and research animals in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
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8.29.2017
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Although the link between obesity, estrogen, and breast cancer is well-known, researchers have continued to wonder why aggressive tumors continue to grow in...
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8.22.2017
9:39am
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Physical activity early in life could help delay the onset of neurodegenerative disorders, suggests new research published in eNeuro.
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8.21.2017
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A new study has revealed a method that would help better determine how relevant results from animal research will be for people with multiple sclerosis. This...
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8.18.2017
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Ethical guidelines to ensure human laboratory animal science have evolved over centuries, but further refinement and improvement is still needed, says new...
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8.17.2017
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A new form of gene therapy--administered through skin transplants--treated type 2 diabetes and obesity in laboratory mice, according to a new study published...
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8.16.2017
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Researchers are studying an unusual animal model to learn more about autism: the honey bee.
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8.15.2017
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Male mice are naturally territorial, causing many animal facilities to house them singly to reduce fighting.
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8.11.2017
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New research has identified two new populations of cells in the brains of laboratory mice that regulate appetite. These cell populations are potential targets...
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8.10.2017
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An international team of researchers surveyed animal facilities about the approaches used for training non-human primates for chair restraint for biomedical...
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8.9.2017
9:21am
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On August 2, exciting new research published in Nature announced that the gene-editing tool CRISPR was used to target a DNA mutation that causes heart disease...
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8.3.2017
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In patients with Crohn's disease, the genes that regulate a cellular recycling system known as autophagy are commonly mutated. However, until now, no one...
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8.2.2017
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A new project is exploring if a new swabbing technique used to collect DNA can reduce stress and improve animal welfare in zebrafish used in biomedical...
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8.1.2017
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From walking to playing the piano to complex yoga poses, the brain controls how the body moves.
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7.27.2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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New research published in Cerebral Cortex is giving expectant mothers another reason not to drink.
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7.18.2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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