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Dogs, rats, cats, cows, chickens and mice have also changed the world.
Gene drives aim to deliberately spread bad genes when invasive species such as mice reproduce.
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Releasing just 100 mice carrying a faulty gene designed to stop them reproducing can remove an entire population of 50,000, a new study shows, paving the way for new eradication efforts.
Neural stem cells that have been transplanted into a mouse brain, here developing into neurons.
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A study in mice shows that transplantation of healthy stem cells into the brain's hypothalamus can boost lifespan considerably.
Animals that group together to fight off evolutionary pressure may actually evolve faster.
Mice can slow the wheel of ageing almost at will. Humans, not so much.
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Anti-ageing research often uses short-lived model species such as mice. But these species age in a very different way to us, so they may not tell us all that much about boosting our own lifespans.
Grey Mouse Lemurs enter torpor to conserve water.
Climate change has an impact on small mammals and some battle to survive. But some others have developed intriguing coping mechanisms to survive.
Injectable progestin contraceptives are particularly popular in sub-Saharan Africa.
Studies have suggested that women using a particular kind of injectable contraceptive are more susceptible to HIV infection. Research in mice offers new insights.
We all know that stress can wreak havoc on your health but what does it do to your genes?
I’ll have a clean cage with a side of fertility issues.
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Hot v cold.
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Tests on mice show they are better able to re-synchronise their body clocks with regular exercise. The effect is more pronounced…
Female mice may hold the key to prevent Crohn’s disease found Michigan State researchers. The study found female mice have…
Targeting of specific cells has been found to reverse the effects of cancer on the immune system. In a study conducted by…
Mice have developed a single gene that allows them to avoid predators through their sense of smell. The gene, TAAR4, helps…