Further Gene Makes Mice Manic

On October 27, 2013, Posted by , In BIO, tagged in ,,,, , With Comments Off on Further Gene Makes Mice Manic

The Dilemma with Duplicate Genes: Some men and women with attention-deficit hyperactivity condition, Asperger’s syndrome or schizophrenia have an extra copy of a wider location of DNA that is made up of the gene SHANK3. Duplication of SHANK3 brings about mice to have seizures and show manic-like actions Graphic: Jonathan…

Germs from Lean Mice Avoid Being overweight in Peers

On September 8, 2013, Posted by , In BIO, tagged in ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Germs from Lean Mice Avoid Being overweight in Peers

In the Gut: Acquiring gut germs from 4 sets of human twins, a single obese and one particular lean in every single pair, germ-free mice received weight after receiving the intestine microorganisms from the obese people. Image: Rob Bartee/Alamy Intestine microorganisms from lean mice can invade the guts of being…

Miniature Human Liver Grown in Mice

On July 5, 2013, Posted by , In BIO, tagged in ,,,, , With Comments Off on Miniature Human Liver Grown in Mice

This stem cell approach may one day help patients waiting for liver transplants. Image: Flickr/Tareq Salahuddin Transplanting tiny ‘liver buds’ constructed from human stem cells restores liver function in mice, researchers have found. Although preliminary, the results offer a potential path towards developing treatments for the thousands of patients awaiting…