Rodents are the most numerous – and least studied – of all Earth’s mammals.
We dug into what was behind the headlines on nose-picking and dementia so you don’t have to. Here’s what the study really says.
With temperatures plunging, rodents have started seeking the warmth and food inside our houses. Here’s how to deal with them effectively and humanely – without accidentally catching native animals.
Growing applications of nanotechnology include using nanorods for male birth control. The technique has had some success in animals, and offers the potential of human male contraception.
Researchers are testing an antibody shot to protect people from Lyme disease-causing bacteria.
Imagine constantly living with mice. When you go to sleep they run across your bed, the stench of dead mice fills the street. As an expert on mouse outbreaks, let’s look at the issue in more detail.
Medical research to benefit people is first conducted in animals. Creating a new biomedical model by inserting human immune cells into pigs may lead to new insights and treatments.
Discovering a mouse with a reproductive system surprisingly similar to our own is good news for pregnancy research.
Fungi are a small but important part of the gut microbiome. A new study in mice shows that how much weight mice gain on a processed food diet depends on this fungal microbiome.
Scientists are experimenting with using dogs to sniff out people infected with COVID-19. But dogs aren’t the only animals with a nose for disease.
Mice pups living on mountain tops reserve their energy for growth rather than warmth. When they get too cold, they conserve energy by slowing down their metabolic processes.
Animals that regularly dine on toxic food may hold clues for designing new drugs to treat persistent pain in humans.
If all, or even most, offspring of the survivors are shy, we could be facing an introduced pest population that is incredibly difficult to remove.
Framing cats as responsible for declines in biodiversity is based on faulty scientific logic and fails to account for the real culprit – human activity.
One vet suggested bushfire smoke had killed the smoky mouse – and asked, in a nod to the species’ name, if this was a case of “death by irony”.
Researchers are developing a seasonal shot that blocks Lyme disease-causing bacteria from a tick.
Using distance to avoid getting sick has deep evolutionary roots for humans and many other species.
A tick expert explains his work trying to understand why the abundance of the parasites vary so much from location to location and year to year.
Nearly 20 years ago, Bill Clinton said that sequencing the human genome would give us a “new power to heal”.
New mouse model study sheds light on why alcohol is so harmful.