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.

Researchers have discovered that a small protein already implicated as an asthma amplifier also plays a pro-inflammatory role in food allergies.
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11.17.2017
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Blood samples collected from an intravenous catheter using the 'push-pull' method were as accurate as samples collected using venipuncture.
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11.15.2017
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The research findings could lead into insights about the development of addiction in women.
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11.14.2017
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Certain carbon nanotubes used in manufacturing are as carcinogenic as asbestos, leading to mesothelioma, research in mice and published in Current Biology has...
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11.10.2017
9:29am
A new mouse study has revealed that the brain-gut relationship could play a major role in nicotine addiction.
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11.9.2017
9:04am
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Do you know someone who spends money on lavish vacations, but hesitates over paying extra for a premium ice cream?
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11.8.2017
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The research team is currently seeking approval from the FDA to use the gel to treat chronic wounds in diabetics.
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11.7.2017
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Choosing the right kind of bedding handling equipment for your animal facility is crucial for maintaining staff happiness and workflow. Making the wrong choice...
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11.3.2017
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A mouse study has discovered that differences in a brain signaling pathway may explain why autism spectrum disorders are more common in boys.
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10.31.2017
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The "Love Animals? Support Animal Research" campaign highlights how discoveries made in animal research have helped improve the health and well-being...
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10.26.2017
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Researchers have identified the neural signals that control the movement of the diaphragm in laboratory mice, a discovery that could help restore the ability...
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10.25.2017
8:41am
At the recent AALAS National Meeting, automated genotyping company Transnetyx shared a love letter to biomedical researchers with the premiere of their second...
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10.24.2017
9:18am
A collaborative team of researchers have illustrated how the gut microbiome is spatially organized in the body.
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10.23.2017
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There's another reason to make sure to get your servings of green vegetables everyday. A new study has revealed that broccoli helps promote a healthy gut...
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10.18.2017
6:47am
The 2017 TurnKey Award winners were awarded certificates recognizing their achievements on Monday, October 16 at the 2017 National AALAS Meeting in Austin,...
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10.17.2017
10:56am
Researchers have designed a ingestible, flexible sensor capable of measuring the rhythmic contractions of the digestive tract.
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10.13.2017
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ALN will be live-tweeting the sessions, lessons learned, and everything you need to know from the 2017 AALAS National Meeting, www.aalas.org October 15-19.
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10.13.2017
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Group housed zebrafish displayed less stress and anxiety when undergoing research procedures than their singly-housed counterparts, finds a new study published...
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10.12.2017
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Men are more likely to have a severe heart attack than a woman of the same age. No one knew why, until now.
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10.11.2017
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A molecule involved in immune suppression in cancer plays a similar role with malaria, according to new study published in Nature Medicine.
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10.10.2017
8:50am
This finding could expand the understanding of human cognition and lead to better ways to treat birth defects and injuries.
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10.4.2017
9:10am
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The TurnKey Facility of the Year Award recognizes outstanding achievements in the design/build of a new or renovated laboratory animal facility. The award is...
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10.2.2017
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Natural disasters, like Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, can have a severe impact on vivarium operations.
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9.29.2017
8:57am
Faulty cell signaling can derail development in the brain, a new study has found. Can it also lead to autism?
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9.28.2017
10:31am
Multiple sclerosis is the most common neurological disease in young adults, affecting 2.3 million people worldwide.
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9.25.2017
3:35pm
New research published in Neuron explains how the brain helps us navigate around our world.
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9.25.2017
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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
9:28am
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
9:20am
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
9:34am
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
10:49am
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
9:45am
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
9:16am
The 2017 winner of this new award is the Mouse Cubby.
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9.5.2017
9:19am
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
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