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.

Openness in research has become increasingly popular--no longer are researchers only able to talk about their work in academic journals.
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4.20.2018
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The USDA has published a new tech note to clarify regulations requiring dogs used in biomedical research and other commercial ventures to be registered.
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4.20.2018
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Move over, lab mice, there's a new model for studying the human brain.
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4.19.2018
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Four baboons used a 55-gallon barrel to temporarily escape their enclosure at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute and the Southwest National Primate...
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4.19.2018
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Animal facility management oversees a lot. They are responsible for ensuring that equipment is running correctly, staff is performing all duties, and, of...
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4.18.2018
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Teenage smoking has been linked to an increased risk of alcoholism and problem alcohol drinking later in life, although no one is quite sure why.
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4.18.2018
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Animals fed calorie-restricted diets live longer, healthier lives. Researchers are now trying to find ways to reap the benefits of this lifestyle without...
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4.17.2018
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Clinical trials are being compromised by poor animal study design and reporting, says a new study published in the open access journal PLOS Biology.
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4.16.2018
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The discovery adds to the growing list of possible medical benefits of non-psychoactive cannabinoids.
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4.13.2018
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The study started out as a quest to protect Central American frogs from extinction. Along the way, the research also gave scientists a new way to predict and...
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4.12.2018
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Most laboratory mice are kept in highly standardized, sterilized conditions. However, some researchers are now advocating that a little dirt may make them...
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4.11.2018
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Many animals, including songbirds, rodents, and even non-human primates also create new neurons throughout life, a process called neurogenesis.
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4.10.2018
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The development of a new large animal model of Huntington's disease offers opportunities to better test major new therapies, such as CRISPR-Cas9, says a...
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4.9.2018
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Researchers have identified 300 neurons responsible for prioritizing hunger over chronic pain in laboratory mice, a discovery that could offer targets for...
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4.6.2018
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Researchers have identified a molecular mechanism that undermines the ability of neurons to properly incorporate changes driven by experience in laboratory...
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4.5.2018
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ALN Magazine is proud to announce the 2018 TurnKey Awards. These awards celebrate excellence in vivarium design, facility operations and teamwork, and...
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4.4.2018
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As obesity rates in the United States continue to rise, research suggests that visceral fat and high fat diets are linked to an increased cancer risk. Learning...
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4.3.2018
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Targeted therapies have grown in popularity in recent years. However, these drugs target specific pathways that are critical to brain development, leading some...
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3.29.2018
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Cancerous cells in the abdominal cavity exposed to fluid shear stress makes the cells more aggressive, finds new research published in PLOS One. This finding...
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3.29.2018
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A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has revealed a way to treat UTIs in laboratory mice without the use of antibiotics.
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3.28.2018
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Western diets high in fat and cholesterol deplete artery-protecting immune cells, exacerbating inflammation and cardiovascular disease, according to research...
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3.27.2018
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Male laboratory mice addicted to methamphetamine increased wheel running and activate key brain regions two hours before the drug is available, finds a new...
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3.26.2018
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A novel biomaterial that can be seeded with insulin-producing cells reversed type 2 diabetes in laboratory mice, normalizing glucose levels, according to...
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3.23.2018
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Normal nerve and protein function could be restored to patients with the CMT2D subtype of Charcot Marie Tooth, a rare neurodegenerative nerve disorder,...
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3.21.2018
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The research also revealed that social interaction reversed these brain changes in female laboratory mice, but not in their male counterparts.
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3.20.2018
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An international team of researchers have developed an inexpensive drug delivery methodology that uses the body's own immune system to produce large...
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3.19.2018
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Mild social stress leads to changes to the gut microbiome in Syrian hamsters, according to a new study published in Behavioral Brain Research. These changes...
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3.16.2018
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Stephen Hawking, who passed away March 14 at the age of 76, was well-known throughout the world as an accomplished physicist, cosmologist, mathematician,...
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3.14.2018
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Even after surviving life-threatening sepsis, patients can still be at risk of serious complications, like brain dysfunction.
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3.14.2018
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Over the past 30 years, scientists have established that animals, such as songbirds and rodents, produce new neurons in their brains throughout their lives,...
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3.13.2018
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The mechanisms behind the origins of pain vary widely in women and men, according to a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, adding to the...
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3.12.2018
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Neurons carrying nerve signals to and from the lungs suppressed the immune response in laboratory mice infected with Staphylococcus aureus, a bacterium...
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3.9.2018
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A drug proven safe for people prevented opioid tolerance and physical dependence in laboratory mice when used alongside opioid-based pain medications,...
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3.8.2018
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A new study published in Neuron has shown that the sensory nerves of laboratory rats and mice can be retrained to do the work of motor neurons, demonstrating...
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3.6.2018
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Epidemiological studies of children have revealed an association between early life anesthesia and learning problems. However, until now, the cause-and effect...
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3.6.2018
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Almost 15 million Americans, including nurses, policemen, air traffic controllers, and laboratory animal caretakers, work a shift other than 9-5, according to...
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3.2.2018
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The discovery could one day reverse brain changes that affect learning and memory in teens and young adults that binge drink.
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3.1.2018
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Time and time again, treatments work in animal models, but are ultimately unsuccessful in clinical trials. This issue is also known as the reproducibility...
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2.28.2018
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An existing drug commonly used to control high blood pressure may be able to prevent type 1 diabetes for a subset of those at risk for the disease, according...
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2.27.2018
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