Posts tagged with ‘mice

Infusing old mice with the blood of young mice reverses the aging process

Is it really as simple as vampirism? Not really… don’t go and start drinking the blood of teenagers so that you can live forever. But in a trio of studies published Sunday, scientists reported that they reversed aging in the muscles and brains of old mice — simply by running the blood of young mice through their veins. 

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IHC After Dark: Mouse agility course

I looked this up to freak out my cat, but it ended up consuming my attention for the duration.

Playing the mirror game just got a whole lot easier: Scientists link the brains of two rats together

"In an experiment that sounds straight out of a science fiction movie, a Duke neuroscientist has connected the brains of two rats in such a way that when one moves to press a lever, the other one does, too — most of the time."

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Artificial eggs and sperm create real live mice

Creating artificial (lab-grown) eggs and sperm that are viable in reproduction has been a tricky quest, but a research team in Japan have done just that. By creating mice sperm and mice eggs in the lab, they have for the first time, created babies (baby mice) from the artificial cells. The next step might be creating new eggs or sperm for humans who might not have any other option for having children.

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No more blind mice after scientists crack retinal code

In the future, the old nursery rhyme “Three Blind Mice” may not make sense, at least not after scientists cured blindness in mice after scientists figured out how to cure diseased retinas, restoring the eye’s ability to send signals to the brain.

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Scientists regenerate hair on a bald mouse. There is hope.

After cultivating two different kinds of cells taken from hair follicles in mice, the team transplanted the cells into the hair follicles of a bald mouse. Within three weeks, 74% of the hair follicles implanted with the cells grew back hair. The new hair connected with nerves and surrounding tissues showing that the follicles had become fully functional and were able to regrow hair even after hair was pulled out. The scientists were also able to play around with the density and color of the hair by changing the type of cells they transplanted into the mouse’s hair follicles. When they used cells from a human hair follicle, a human hair grew.


Mice fed carbon buckyballs have their lifespan doubled

In more interesting mouse science news, mice administered a dose of carbon buckyballs in olive oil had their lifespans double compared to a control group. If you combine that with the mice that developed gigantic testicles after eating yogurt, you would have some sort of ancient, super fertile mouse mutants.

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Mice grow massive balls after eating yogurt. PASS THAT YOPLAIT.

While testing the effects of yogurt on obesity, a group of researchers at MIT discovered that the yogurt they were feeding the test mice had an interesting side effect— it gave them much bigger balls. This hasn’t been observed in humans, because lord knows if it worked, I’d barely be able to sit down. Yogurt is damn good, son.

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If you like virtual sniping, the Shogun Bros Ballista MK1 is the mouse for you

If you like playing a sniper, and everyone knows sniping is the best— being that invisible hand of death on the battlefield is a great feeling— the Shogun Bros Ballista MK1 is a precision gaming mouse that’s for you.

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IHC After Dark: Watch a guy drink 10 dead raw mice blended in a blender

As in hair, skin, bones, everything. This guy’s YouTube channel is full of this stuff— eating raw worms, raw tarantulas, dead rotting frogs etc etc.

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USB mouse with a built-in digital scale. For when you have to measure… things… on the fly

I don’t know about you, but I know that I always run into the problem of buying a silver skull pendant from some guy in an alley and right away I have to rush home to make sure it’s the right weight, only to find that my mouse doesn’t have a digital scale built in. What the fuck’s up with that?

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Japanese scientists create a “singing mouse” with genetic manipulation

In an effort to understand the origins of language, Japanese scientists have created a mouse that sings like a bird— one tiny step between the normal mousey squeaks and chatter to full language. Maybe.

"We checked the newly born mice one by one… One day we found a mouse that was singing like a bird," he said, noting that the "singing mouse" was born by chance but that the trait will be passed on to future generations.

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A chicken eats a mouse. I had no idea… but I guess if birds came from dinosaurs, this chicken is just reverting to type. Fuck that mouse up.

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