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Gerbils, not rats, may have fueled 14th century European plague Feb 26, 10:25 am
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): A new study has challenged the widely held view that communities of rats pushed plague to Europe in 14th century by suggesting that rodent with a much cuddlier reputation, the gerbil, may have played host to the fleas carrying the disease for hundreds of years.
Why red meat causes cancer revealed Dec 30, 12:27 pm
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): A new study has examined that Neu5Gc, a non-human sugar found in red meat, promotes inflammation and cancer progression in rodents.
Scent of male experimenters stress out mice and rats in labs Apr 29, 11:53 am
Washington, April 29 (ANI): In an attempt to find out why some scientists are unable to replicate research findings on rodents, a new study has concluded that it's all got to do with the gender of the experimenters.
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Researchers have found that rats could evolve, over time, into super-sized rodents that are bigger than sheep and weigh as much as a person.
Stimulating brain cells can stop binge boozing: Study Jan 7, 9:26 am
Washington, Jan. 7 (ANI): Researchers have used the emerging technique of optogenetics, which uses light to stimulate neurons, to change alcohol drinking behavior in rodents.
Rodents and coffee could inspire space robots in future Dec 29, 11:24 am
Washington, Dec. 29 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new line of robots that is aiming to test whether artificial whiskers could help a robot traverse.
New York, Oct. 31 (ANI): U.S food authorities have revealed that spices imported from India and Mexico have the highest rate of contamination.
New rat species discovered in birthplace of 'theory of evolution' Sep 22, 10:55 am
Washington, Sept 22 (ANI): One hundred years after the death of Sir Alfred Russel Wallace, an international team of zoologists has discovered a new genus of mammal in the Halmahera Island in Indonesia.
Washington, Sept. 4 (ANI): Giving obese rodents a recently identified circulating protein called fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) helps improve their metabolism, a new study has suggested.
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Researchers have found that bipedal desert rodents are able to co-exist with their quadrupedal counterparts by employing a diverse set of jumps, hops and skips.
Washington, June 7 (ANI): The birth of new neurons in the adult brain sharpens memory in rodents, but it has long been debated if the same holds true for humans.
NASA's Curiosity rover finds 'rat on Mars' May 30, 11:43 am
Washington, May 30 (ANI): The Mast Camera on NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has captured a dusty orange rodent among the stones on the rock-strewn surface of the Red Planet, starry-eyed enthusiasts have claimed.
Amniotic fluid stem cells could help repair gut damage in babies Mar 25, 10:05 am
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Scientists have used stem cells taken from amniotic fluid to restore gut structure and function following intestinal damage in rodents, paving the way for a new form of cell therapy to reverse serious damage from inflammation in the intestines of babies.
Washington, February 12 (ANI): Exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) affects male rodents differently than females, a new study has found.
Physical rehab may enhance stroke recovery Feb 6, 1:04 pm
Washington, February 6(ANI): Mice can recover from physically debilitating strokes that damage the primary motor cortex - the region of the brain that controls most movement in the body - if the rodents are quickly subjected to physical conditioning that rapidly "rewires" a different part of the brain to take over lost function.
London, February 3(ANI): A Pennsylvania rodent called Phil has predicted that an end to winter's bitter cold will come soon.
Compound found in rosemary promotes eye health in rodents Nov 28, 2:51 pm
Washington, November 28 (ANI): Carnosic acid, a component of the herb rosemary, protects retinas from degeneration and toxicity in cell culture and in rodent models of light-induced retinal damage, Sanford-Burnham researchers have discovered.
Gene-tweaked mice tailored to sniff out explosives Oct 16, 11:07 am
London, Oct 16 (ANI): A new breed of Dangermouse could soon be coming to the rescue of front-line troops, as scientists are trying to produce a real-life rodent that can sniff out landmines - avoiding many a narrow squeak for disposal experts.
Experimental drug may help improve treatment for stroke Jul 18, 10:22 am
Washington, July 18 (ANI): An experimental drug reduces brain damage and improves motor skills among stroke-afflicted rodents when given with federally approved clot-busting therapy, according to a team led by a physician-scientist at the University of Southern California (USC).
Wanted: New Pied Piper for rat infested Hamelin! May 25, 4:37 pm
London, May 25 (ANI): The Pied Piper of Hamelin could be wanted again as the German town has become infested with rats, with a growing legion of the rodents managing to knock out one of the town's fountains.
Hairless rodents offer hope for baldness cure May 1, 4:22 pm
London, May 1 (ANI): Japanese researchers have claimed to have successfully grown hair on hairless mice, raising new hopes of a cure for baldness.
Liverpool (UK), May 1 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that mice and rats have evolved to gnaw with their front teeth and chew with their back teeth more successfully than rodents that 'specialise' in one or other of these biting mechanisms. Research has already shown that rats and mice can both chew and gnaw, whereas other rodents, such as squirrels, specialise in gnawing, and some, like guinea pigs, specialise in chewing.
Rats may have 'best bite of rodent world' Apr 28, 12:40 pm
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Mice and rats have evolved to gnaw with their front teeth and chew with their back teeth more effectively than rodents that 'specialise' in one or other of these biting mechanisms, according to a new study.
Lady Gaga reveals her problem with rodents Mar 19, 6:27 pm
London, Mar 19 (ANI): Lady Gaga has said that her parents' posh apartment in New York is infested with rats and they leave her screaming whenever she encounters them.
Bone marrow transplant arrests symptoms of Rett syndrome in mice Mar 19, 3:09 pm
London, March 19 (ANI): Using bone marrow transplant (BMT) to replace faulty immune system cells in mouse models of Rett Syndrome, arrested many severe symptoms of the childhood disorder, including abnormal breathing and movement, and significantly extended the rodents' lifespan.
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