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Fight Against Aging
Enters a 'Whole New Era'
May 17, 2022 12:09 PM CDT
Fight Against Aging Enters a 'Whole New Era'
Young spinal fluid is seen to improve memory in older mice, per new research
- Researchers are heralding "a whole new era" in the search for Alzheimer's treatments, with a new study suggesting those treatments don't necessarily need to address damage in the brain. Tony Wyss-Coray of Stanford University previously showed infusions of blood from younger animals could reverse the effects of...
This Could Be a Novel Way
to Conquer Cocaine Addiction
Sep 18, 2018 10:40 AM CDT
This Could Be a Novel Way to Conquer Cocaine Addiction
Scientists devise a genetically engineered skin graft that works in mice
- Could a skin graft help cocaine addicts get clean? Scientists at the University of Chicago say their novel approach has worked in mice, reports
. And if this translates to humans, it could be a game changer, though the remedy is specific to cocaine addiction. In a new study...
'Drastic' Ketogenic Diet
Helps Mice Live Longer
Sep 6, 2017 12:53 PM CDT
'Drastic' Ketogenic Diet Helps Mice Live Longer
Scientists are looking for molecular triggers
- All fat, easy on the carbs? At least for one particular breed of lab mice, the so-called ketogenic diet could improve various health metrics, including strength and lifespan. Per a news release , researchers report that two independent studies support the same theme: that a diet with very low to zero...
'Exciting' Find Could Mean
Fewer Heart Transplants
Aug 8, 2017 2:46 PM CDT
'Exciting' Find Could Mean Fewer Heart Transplants
Protein 'tricks' heart into healthier behavior
- Scientists in Canada say they've found a way to trick the heart, making it behave as if it were the beneficiary of exercise even if no exercise was able to be done. According to a study in
, the Ottawa researchers discovered that protein cardiotrophin 1 (CT1) can...
Whole-Body Vibration Could
Affect Body Like Exercise
Mar 16, 2017 3:36 PM CDT
Whole-Body Vibration Could Affect Body Like Exercise
The jury is still out on whether it works in humans
- Remember last year's exciting finding that just a few minutes of high-intensity interval training can reap similar health benefits as 45 minutes of moderate exercise? Well, there's a chance that just sitting on a vibrating platform might also reap similar benefits, especially for those with type 2 diabetes—...
Ponies Up $8.4M
Over Lab Animal
Dec 26, 2016 2:59 PM CST
Dartmouth Ponies Up $8.4M Over Lab Animal Dumping Ground
School cleaning up land after pollution found in neighbors' groundwater
- Neighbors of property where for years Dartmouth College disposed of mice and other small animals used in science experiments say they fear pollution has contaminated their groundwater. The site has contaminated the water of at least one family, Richard and Debbie Higgins, who blame a variety of health problems on...
Zika Virus Ravages
Testicles of Male Mice
Nov 1, 2016 7:05 AM CDT
Zika Virus Ravages Testicles of Male Mice
Just 2 weeks post-infection, their testes shrank visibly
- The Zika virus has been linked to microcephaly, or shrunken heads, in the infants of pregnant women who contract the virus, but it also decimates the testicles of males—at least in mice, report researchers in the journal
. Little is currently known about the impact of an infection on...
Scientists Make Shrunken,
See-Through Lab Mice
Aug 23, 2016 12:22 PM CDT
Scientists Make Shrunken, See-Through Lab Mice
'We can look into the wiring of the whole mouse in high resolution'
- If your initial reaction is one of queasiness, it would be understandable: A new technique announced Monday in
essentially allows scientists to make dead mice see-through—by stripping the lipids and water from the animals' tissues. The fat is what makes the tissues opaque; the removal of water...
Make Us Better
Jul 13, 2016 11:41 AM CDT
Cinnamon Might Make Us Better Learners
Mice who ate cinnamon showed improved memory, learning
- Scientists say they've discovered "one of the safest and the easiest approaches to convert poor learners to good learners." And all you have to do is eat cinnamon. Researchers at Rush University Medical Center say that feeding cinnamon to mice with a poor learning ability turned them...
to Happy Ones
Aug 28, 2014 10:40 AM CDT
Scientists Turn Bad Memories to Happy Ones
Research could mean more effective treatment for human disorders
- Scared to death of spiders after you found one crawling in your bed? Scientists may have discovered a way for you to find them positively cuddly. After identifying the neurons powered by positive and negative memories in mice, MIT neuroscientists found a way to use light to essentially rewrite a...
Lack of Sleep
Can Fry 25%
of Brain Cells
in case you missed it
Mar 23, 2014 11:47 AM CDT
Lack of Sleep Can Fry 25% of Brain Cells
Study of mice finds brain damage with prolonged sleep loss
- A lack of shut-eye may not just leave you feeling groggy—it could seriously injure your brain. A new study of mice has found 25% of brain cells died off after prolonged sleep loss, meant to duplicate night shifts or long hours at the office—the first evidence of its...
Fried, Grilled Meat
Linked to Dementia Risk
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Mar 2, 2014 7:00 PM CST
Fried, Grilled Meat Linked to Dementia Risk
Compound caused memory loss in mice
- Does frying meat end up frying your brain? Researchers working with lab mice have discovered that a diet high in a compound created when meat is fried or grilled caused them to have memory loss and other problems associated with Alzheimer's disease, reports the BBC . The advanced glycation end...
'Reversed' in Mice
Sep 5, 2013 11:03 AM CDT
Down Syndrome 'Reversed' in Mice
Researchers were able to affect the growth of the cerebellum
- We'll start by tempering expectations: The breakthrough you're about to read about has "no direct link" to a human treatment, reports AFP , but it's noteworthy nonetheless. Scientists say they've identified a molecule that "reverses" the effects of Down syndrome in mice. The molecule is...
Is Young Blood
Oct 18, 2012 12:02 AM CDT
Is Young Blood the Fountain of Youth?
Young blood reverses some brain aging in old mice
- Vampires have known; now research mice are beginning to learn. Experiments on mice have shown that it's possible to rejuvenate animals by giving them blood from the young, according to a Standford University study. Blood from young mice reversed some of the effects of brain aging, improving learning and...
Oct 5, 2012 6:48 AM CDT
Lab-Made Eggs Produce Healthy Mice
Points way to human infertility treatments
- A year back, scientists in Japan produced healthy mice from lab-created sperm ; now, they've done the same with lab-made eggs. The project has big implications for humans, potentially paving the way for infertile men and women to have their own offspring. "This is quite a startling feat,"...
Sep 26, 2012 4:14 PM CDT
Ailing? Maybe Your 'Mini-Me' Mouse Can Help
Doctors implant your disease into mice to hone treatment
New York Times
says it "could be the ultimate in personalized medicine," and it's hard to disagree. The idea is to give mice the same disease you have—as in, implant part of your tumor into the rodents—to help doctors zero in on a precise...
'Signal Sending' Glasses
Could Restore Lost Vision
Aug 14, 2012 3:42 PM CDT
'Signal Sending' Glasses Could Restore Lost Vision
Technology helps blind mice see
- More good news for the estimated 20 million people who have lost or will lose their eyesight worldwide. Researchers have found a way to restore lost vision in mice, and they say the same technology can likely be developed for humans within two years, pending funding, reports Bloomberg . Scientists focused...
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Feb 20, 2011 1:18 PM CST
Baldness Cure Discovered by Accident?
Single jab reversed hair loss in lab mice
- Researchers studying stress hormones were surprised to stumble upon what appears to be a cure for baldness—at least in mice. Mice who had gone bald due to overproduction of a stress hormone were treated with a compound that blocks stress in the gut and then returned to cages where...
Aging in Mice
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Dec 4, 2010 12:34 PM CST
Scientists Reverse Aging in Mice
Could the process work for humans?
- Harvard scientists have reversed the aging process in mice, injecting them with an enzyme that healed tissue and reportedly spurred the growth of new neurons in their brains. Now they’re wondering if they can apply some of these benefits to humans. But differences between human and mice bodies make...
Caffeine Won't Actually
Make You Sober
Dec 8, 2009 6:31 PM CST
Caffeine Won't Actually Make You Sober
And combo with booze may breed dangerous overconfidence
- Caffeine doesn't sober you up, but it does make you
less drunk, and that combination could have dangerous consequences, a new study suggests. Researchers came to the conclusion after giving mice alcohol and caffeine, together and separately, and comparing how they navigated a tricky maze, reports
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