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  • NASA Tests Implantable Device in Effort to Curb Astronaut Muscle Loss

    02/08/2018 3:49:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Space.com ^ | Feb 8, 2018 | Elizabeth Howell
    It's already being tested on the International Space Station with mice. Forty rodents, each equipped with a special skin implant that automatically delivers medication, flew to the orbiting complex aboard a Dragon spacecraft in December. Half the mice came home in January, and the other half will return home this month. Testing is in progress on the experiment to see how well the mice reacted to the drug. The device would work for people with wasting muscle diseases, perhaps for patients forced to rest in bed for months after a surgery. It also is being approved right now to administer...
  • Cancer 'vaccine' eliminates tumors in mice, researchers find

    01/31/2018 2:05:50 PM PST · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | 01/31/2018 | Stanford University Medical Center
    Scientists devised a pinpointed immunotherapy regimen that eradicated tumors throughout the body in mice. Credit: Sagiv-Barfi et al., Science Translational Medicine (2018) __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • Hairy skin grown from mouse stem cells [Baldness cure?]

    01/02/2018 2:30:00 PM PST · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | January 2, 2018, | Cell Press
    In this artwork, hair follicles grow radially out of spherical skin organoids, which contain concentric epidermal and dermal layers (central structure). Skin organoids self-assemble and spontaneously generate many of the progenitor cells observed during normal development, including cells expressing the protein GATA3 in the hair follicles and epidermis (red). Credit: Jiyoon Lee and Karl R. Koehler =========================================================================================================================== Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have cultured the first lab-grown skin tissue complete with hair follicles. This skin model, developed using stem cells from mice, more closely resembles natural hair than existing models and may prove useful for testing drugs, understanding hair...
  • EWW! White House Has A Problem With Cockroaches, Ants And Mice

    12/01/2017 3:44:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 68 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 12/01/17 | Ed Mazza
    President Donald Trump has complained repeatedly about leaks in the White House, but it looks like he also has a problem with bugs. And mice. A list of White House work orders from the past two years ― including the final year of the Obama administration ― obtained by NBC Washington reveals a vermin problem at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., including mice in the Situation Room. “They are old buildings,” former GSA Inspector General Brian Miller told the station. “Any of us who have old houses know old houses need a lot of work.”
  • Mice found able to ward off fungal lung infections by causing fungus to kill itself

    09/08/2017 2:14:18 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | September 8, 2017 | by Bob Yirka
    (Medical Xpress)A team of researchers from the U.S., Germany and Israel has found that mice are able to ward off fungal lung infections because their immune systems cause fungal spores to die. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes the means by which they discovered how mice are able to ward off fungal lung infections and what their findings might mean for human patients. Fungus is all around us, so much so that most people breathe in approximately 1000 fungal spores every single day. But the means by which people ward off fungal infections in the...
  • Just 2.5% of DNA turns mice into men

    06/02/2002 5:01:26 PM PDT · by scripter · 30 replies · 634+ views
    NewScientist.com ^ | May 30, 2002 | Andy Coghlan
    Mice and men share about 97.5 per cent of their working DNA, just one per cent less than chimps and humans. The new estimate is based on the comparison of mouse chromosome 16 with human DNA. Previous estimates had suggested mouse-human differences as high as 15 per cent. The new work suggests that neither genome has changed much since we shared a common ancestor 100 million years ago. "The differences are going to be few rather than many," says Richard Mural of Celera Genomics, the Maryland company that compared the mouse chromosome with human DNA. "Perhaps 100 million years separating...
  • New study says Paleo diet 'unhealthy and fattening' angering ardent devotees

    02/20/2016 7:56:42 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9:18AM GMT 19 Feb 2016 | Jonathan Pearlman, Sydney
    The paleo diet could lead to rapid weight gain and increased susceptibility to diabetes, a new study has found, but the findings were attacked as "comic" by devotees of the caveman-style diet. Warning the public to avoid "putting faith in so-called fad diets", researchers at Melbourne University said the low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet had been tested on mice for just eight weeks and found to cause weight gains of 15 percent and health complications. [...] The study was published in the journal Nutrition and Diabetes. But the findings were disregarded by fans of the diet, including celebrity chef Pete Evans, who...
  • Cat Who Catches Mice at Train Station Gets Promoted

    02/14/2016 4:58:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Komo News ^ | SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH 2016
    Felix used to be an everyday cat, just working her day job keeping mice at bay at Huddersfield Station in West Yorkshire, England. She was brought in by First TransPennine Express at only nine weeks old to help take control of the pests in the station and she really grew into the role. After five years of hard work she finally got the promotion she deserves. No longer is she a simple mouse catcher - she is now Senior Pest Controller, complete with the adorable visibility jacket, name tag and authority that goes with the title. Let's hope she uses...
  • Barbra Streisand on Gender Inequality: 'Even Female Mice Are Discriminated Against!'

    12/14/2015 12:32:37 PM PST · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Brietbart ^ | December 12, 2015 | Kipp Jones
    Speaking at an event for women in Los Angeles this week, Barbra Streisand complained that society is so misogynistic, even female laboratory mice are being discriminated against. "Gender discrimination drives me crazy," said the multiple Grammy and Academy award-winning actress and singer. "Women are still treated as second-class citizens when it comes to equal pay in the workplace and equal representation in Congress." [Snip] Streisand, who has made contributions toward heart disease research for nearly three decades, then spoke out about gender inequality in medical research. "Gender inequality even extends to mice in the labs," she said. "They're all male!"...
  • New Docs Confirm UMass Purchased Fetal Cadavers for Use in Humanized Mice as StemExpress Dumps...

    08/18/2015 6:27:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Operation Rescue ^ | 8/17/15 | Cheryl Sullenger
    A loss in court and increased public outrage over fetal parts trafficking has prompted StemExpress, to sever its ties with Planned Parenthood and recalibrate its public profile to one that is predominately focused at least outwardly on adult blood and tissue procurement. This news came in the same week that Operation Rescue obtained purchase orders that show the University of Massachusetts Medical School paid StemExpress a total of $29,000 for human fetal cadaverous tissue, (presumably harvested from Planned Parenthood abortions), for the purpose of creating humanized mice. StemExpress is a biotech company in Placerville, California, that has been...
  • Universities used aborted parts to create humanized mice to study

    08/18/2015 6:16:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    thecollegefix ^ | August 18, 2015 | Kate Hardiman - University of Notre Dame
    At least two universities have purchased aborted body parts for research that includes injecting mice with fetal tissue to humanize them, according to invoices and publications of studies that have garnered scrutiny in the wake of an undercover probe into Planned Parenthood. The two universities University of Massachusetts and University of Wisconsin are among at least 11 universities in total that have purchased aborted body parts for various research, according to videos and purchase orders that have come to light recently as a result of the Center for Medical Progress probe into the abortion providers practices.
  • RESEARCHERS FOUND WAY TO ERASE MEMORIES OF METH IN MICE-MAJOR STEPPING STONE FOR TREATING ADDICTION

    08/09/2015 3:16:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Popular Science ^ | August 7, 2015 | Claire Maldarelli
    The major hurdle in treating addiction is enabling a person to not return to the abused drug or substance. This has proved extremely difficult for researchers and patients alike, as even with the best rehabilitation therapy and the most supportive friends and families, many addicts of psychostimulant drugs--methamphetamine, cocaine, and MDMA--relapse soon after therapy ends, often because the memory of the drugs effect is too strong for that person to resist. But researchers are the University of Florida have come up with a way to in essence, erase the memory of the drugs effect from the brain and thus help...
  • U.S. Government Made Humanized Mice With Tissue from Babies 17- to 22-Weeks Gestational Age

    08/07/2015 2:23:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | August 5, 2015 | Terence P. Jeffrey |
    (CNSNews.com) - A group of government researchers working for a National Institutes of Health laboratory in Montana made humanized mice by implanting the mice with tissues cut from human livers and thymuses taken from babies at 17 to 22 weeks gestational age. The researchers then published a paper describing how they constructed this particular type of humanized mouse, saying they hoped their description of the process would help other researchers seeking to make such mice in the future. The same government researchers had collaborated on another journal article about the humanized mouse with an NIH-funded researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital--which...
  • Planned Parenthood uses aborted baby parts for humanized mice research

    08/06/2015 8:40:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    H/T to blogger Jill Stanek who points out that some of the requested fetal cadavers from Planned Parenthood in Houston are for experimentation with humanized mice. #humanizedmice . The Center for Medical Progress released a 5th video showing the nations largest Planned Parenthood abortion facility offering intact fetal cadavers which they refer to as specimens. Center for Medical Progress, posing as buyers for a Biotech company sat with the Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Melissa Farrell, at the abortion-clinic headquarters of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston, Texas. CMPs 5th video transcript implies Planned Parenthood is using...
  • U.S. Government Humanized Mice With Tissue Taken from Babies at 17- to 22-Weeks Gestational Age

    08/05/2015 6:48:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/5/15 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - A group of government researchers working for a National Institutes of Health laboratory in Montana made humanized mice by implanting the mice with tissues cut from human livers and thymuses taken from babies at 17 to 22 weeks gestational age. The researchers then published a paper describing how they constructed this particular type of humanized mouse, saying they hoped their description of the process would help other researchers seeking to make such mice in the future. The same government researchers had collaborated on another journal article about the humanized mouse with an NIH-funded researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital--which...
  • Rodent romance: male mice use 'love songs' to woo their women

    04/03/2015 5:10:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/3/15 | Will Dunham - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - "Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs. And what's wrong with that? I'd like to know," Paul McCartney sings in his 1976 song "Silly Love Songs." Mice might agree. It turns out male mice actually use ultrasonic "love songs" to woo females, using different tunes when they smell but do not see a female and when they lay eyes on their potential lady love, scientists said on Wednesday. "I do think there is more going on with animal communication than we humans have been attuned to," Duke University neurobiology professor Erich Jarvis said....
  • Human fetus cells injected into baby mice to create supermouse

    12/05/2014 11:30:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:20AM GMT 04 Dec 2014 | Sarah Knapton
    The cells from a human fetus have been injected into baby mice to create animals which have brains that are half human. Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical said it was like ramping up the power of the mouse brain, because human cells are so much more advanced. They found that mice with the human brain cells had memories that were four times better than their siblings who did not have the injections. [] The team created the hybrid mice by injecting glial cells from donated human fetusesleft over from IVFinto mouse pups. Glial cells provide support and protection...
  • New Mouse Model Explores Aggression in Females

    08/06/2014 12:58:21 PM PDT · by bunkerhill7 · 10 replies
    ALN Magazine ^ | Aug. 6, 2014 | Weizmann Institute of Science
    "Laboratory mice are one of the most common animal models used in biological and medical research...However, the artificial selection process also caused the mice to lose the very important trait of being able to survive in the wild. Besides these lost traits, the female lab mice developed the tendency to immediately mate with every male in their vicinity, including siblings and parents" '
  • Lab mice fear men but not women, and that's a big problem for science

    04/28/2014 11:12:50 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 33 replies
    TheVerge.com ^ | April 28, 2014 | Arielle Duhaime-Ross
    The history of science is one chock-full of mice and men. Historically, biological and medical research has largely depended on rodents, which provide scientists with everything from cells and organs to behavioral data. That's why a new study in which researchers found that mice actually fear men, but not women, has the potential to be so disruptive. It might mean that a number of researchers have published mouse studies in which their results reflect this male-induced stress effect and they know nothing about it. "People have not paid attention to this in the entire history of scientific research of...
  • Puny mouse threatens to delay Colorado flood recovery

    02/06/2014 12:44:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12:33 PM 02/05/2014 | Greg Campbell
    Colorado Republican Rep. Cory Gardner is demanding an emergency waiver from the Endangered Species Act for a species of mouse that threatens to delay flood recovery in Colorado. The Prebles Meadow Jumping Mouse is a threatened species under the ESA, meaning that any governmental actionsuch as flood recoverymust first consider potential impacts on the tiny animals habitat, even if that habitat was also destroyed in the flood that wiped out entire Colorado communities in September. On Monday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency sent a notice to Colorado officials that the presence of the mouse in the flood zone may cause...