Researchers demonstrate that the delivery of oxygen gas or oxygenated liquid through the rectum provided vital rescue to two mammalian models of respiratory failure
Fluffy rodents twice the size of a gray squirrel survived for tens of thousands of years, and then abruptly disappeared a few thousand years ago
Teaching rats to drive, bringing nature to the lab, and bringing the lab to nature in order to advance neuroscience research
There is a surprising champion of land mine detection: the African giant pouched rat
Recent study results suggest that addressing FKBP1b deficiency may represent a new avenue for countering age-related memory loss
The rats show significantly improved mobility and sensory perception, as well as spinal cord healing
What researchers found not only settles an argument about how rats process odors, it suggests an explanation for the much written-about “replication crisis” in some fields of science and points to better ways of designing experiments
Rodents of unusual size 17 times more likely on islands than elsewhere
What if repairing large segments of damaged muscle tissue was as simple as mobilizing the body’s stem cells to the site of the injury? New research in mice and rats, conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine, suggests that “in body” regeneration of muscle tissue might be possible by harnessing the body’s natural healing powers.
Rats use a sense that humans don’t: “whisking.” They move their facial whiskers back and forth about eight times a second to locate objects in their environment. Could humans acquire this sense?