Medical research

Are scientists studying the wrong kind of mice?

Mice represent well over half of the non-human subjects of biomedical research, and the vast majority of those mice are inbred. Formed by generation after generation of mating between brothers and sisters, inbred mice are ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A new way of looking at Prader-Willi Syndrome

An Australian study reveals that people with the rare genetic disorder known as Prader-Willi Syndrome may have an impaired autonomic nervous system. This discovery opens up a new way of looking at the insatiable appetite ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Will humans lose the battle with microbes?

Consider an all-too-common scenario: You're burning up from a high fever after a routine surgical procedure, and an infection specialist is called to help treat your problem. You assume that a short course of antibiotics ...

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