News tagged with rodent
(Medical Xpress)—Leaving the house in the morning may seem simple, but with every move we make, our brains are working feverishly to create maps of the outside world that allow us to navigate and to remember ...
Neuroscience May 03, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Type 1 diabetes may be triggered by an infectious disease carried by animals, say scientists.
Diabetes May 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Being pregnant while young is known to protect a women against breast cancer. But why? Research in BioMed Central's open access journal Breast Cancer Research finds that Wnt/Notch signalling ratio is decreased in the breast ...
Cancer Apr 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
With their whiskers rats can detect the texture of objects in the same way as humans do using their fingertips. A study, in which some scientists of SISSA have taken part, shows that it is possible to understand ...
Neuroscience Apr 23, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Depression is the leading cause of disability with more than 350 million people globally affected by this disease. In addition to debilitating consequences on mental health, depression predisposes an individual to physiological ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 21, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
The image of an object, when projected into the eyes, may take on the most diverse shapes depending on the chosen point of view, as this can change its distance, perspective and so on, yet generally we have no difficulty ...
Neuroscience Apr 04, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
The sooner a person smokes a cigarette upon waking in the morning, the more likely he or she is to acquire lung or oral cancer, according to Penn State researchers.
Cancer Mar 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Scientists have discovered a molecular process in the brain triggered by cocaine use that could provide a target for treatments to prevent or reverse addiction to the drug.
Neuroscience Mar 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Injected with a fluorescent protein to make them glow bright red, laboratory mice are helping Czech scientists better understand the causes behind intestinal cancers and skin diseases while leaving the rodents unscathed.
Medical research Mar 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers have discovered that deleting a specific gene in mice prevents them from becoming obese even on a high fat diet, a finding they believe may be replicated in humans.
Medical research Mar 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Researchers have electronically linked the brains of pairs of rats for the first time, enabling them to communicate directly to solve simple behavioral puzzles. A further test of this work successfully linked ...
Neuroscience Feb 28, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (36) | 10 |
(Medical Xpress)—If you want to read a mouse's mind, it takes some fluorescent protein and a tiny microscope implanted in the rodent's head.
Neuroscience Feb 19, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Parents, teachers and psychologists know boys and girls behave differently. However, that difference isn't taken into account by most methods used to assess the risk to children from chemical exposure, according to Cheryl ...
Health Feb 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A team of researchers from several universities in Europe has found that human test subjects with a damaged portion of their brain were likely to invest more money in a risky trustee than ...
Neuroscience Jan 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Researchers from the University of Bonn treated mice with Viagra and made an amazing discovery: The drug converts undesirable white fat cells and could thus potentially melt the unwelcome "spare tire" around the midriff. ...
Medical research Jan 17, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
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Rodentia is an order of mammals also known as rodents, characterised by two continuously growing incisors in the upper and lower jaws which must be kept short by gnawing.
Forty percent of mammal species are rodents, and they are found in vast numbers on all continents other than Antarctica. Common rodents include mice, rats, squirrels, chipmunks, gophers, porcupines, beavers, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, degus, chinchillas, prairie dogs, and groundhogs. Rodents have sharp incisors that they use to gnaw wood, break into food, and bite predators. Most eat seeds or plants, though some have more varied diets. Some species have historically been pests, eating seeds stored by people and spreading disease.
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