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Rats bigger than sheep weighing over 12 stone could roam earth one day  Feb 4, 10:55 am
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.
Indian spices imported to U.S. found to have highest rate of contamination  Oct 31, 12:58 pm
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.
Hormones key to fight obesity and reduce cholesterol in diabetics identified  Sep 4, 10:24 am
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.
Bipedal rodents employ jumps, hops and skips to survive in desert  Jul 7, 4:08 pm
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.
1960s nuclear testing helps determine if adult brains generate new neurons  Jun 7, 4:36 pm
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.
Exposure to chemical in plastics affects males differently than females  Feb 12, 4:33 pm
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.
Winter's bitter cold will end soon, predicts furry rodent on Groundhog Day  Feb 3, 4:39 pm
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.
Rats have the best bite of the rodent world: Liverpool Varsity study  May 1, 3:16 pm
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.
Rodent-like creatures with highly complex teeth coexisted with dinosaurs  Mar 15, 1:00 pm
London, March 15 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that rodent-like creatures called multituberculates, flourished during the last 20 million years of the dinosaurs' reign and survived their extinction 66 million years ago.
Sealed voting machines face threat from rodents and seepage in Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh  Feb 26, 12:12 pm
Hardoi, Feb 26 (ANI): The sealed electronic voting machines (EVMs) that hold the fate of numerous candidates in Uttar Pradesh where the polling has been completed, have to be guarded against a new threat-rodents and seepage.
Heart may drive 'bad' fat to burn calories  Feb 7, 1:08 pm
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): Hormones produced by heart may trigger normal energy-storing white fat cells to turn into calorie-burning brown fat, researchers say.
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