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naked mole rats have a complicated relationship with cancer




enlargensf/uic photoshare this storynaked mole rats are the longest-living rodents, with recorded life spans of over 30 years in captivity. they are native to east africa, where they live in large colonies in underground burrows. maximum species lifespan is usually correlated with body size but, lik...



nyc’s newest weapon against the rats? sterilization




de blasio's administration is testing a targeted approach to hit rats where it hurts: right in the ovaries. the post nyc’s newest weapon against the rats? sterilization appeared first on wired.



city rats: why scientists are not hot on their tails




researchers argue they need greater access to urban properties if they are to win the war against rats.



from southeast asia to the sewers: study determines new geographical origins of




when it comes to rats, even scientists can get caught up in the blame game.



the naked mole rat is one of the weirdest creatures out there




almost everything about the naked mole rat is bizarre.



moscow state university scientists reveal the secret of naked mole-rat longevity




new paper was recently published in one of the most prominent scientific journals: physiological reviews. a group of russian and german biologists and mathematicians that authored the publication was led by profs. victor sadovnichii, vladimir skulachev (moscow state university) and prof. thomas hild...



new york city has genetically distinct ‘uptown’ and ‘downtown’ rats




a graduate student sequenced rats all over manhattan, and discovered how the city affects their genetic diversity.



doctors define 'safe and effective' margins for 'one and done' skin removal arou




by carefully tracing a line of at least 2 millimeters outside of and around the edges of a mole that is suspected of being a cancer, doctors can remove all of its cells and avert the need for a second surgery. the recommendation for such a tightly defined surgical margin is the result of a study led...



naked mole rat found to defy gompertz's mortality law




a team of researchers at google-owned calico life sciences llc has found that the naked mole rat defies gompertz's mortality law. in their paper published in elife, the group describes their study of the unusual-looking rodent and describe some of its unusual traits.



rats help each other out just as humans do




credit: university of st andrewsrats demonstrate cooperative behaviour similar to human beings, researchers at the university of st andrews have discovered. when offered food by a partner rat, the common norway rat was more inclined to engage in grooming with this rat than when no food was received ...



feral cats and fires affecting wildlife on top end island




native animals are declining on melville island, australia's second largest island with brush-tailed rabbit-rats, black-footed tree-rats and northern brown bandicoots the worst hit. 



mobile phone radiation not hazardous to your health: us government




washington: if you spend a lot of time on your mobile phone, you'll be happy to learn that your habit isn't hazardous to your health, according to a new government safety report.the findings, released friday by the us national toxicology program, reaffirm the agency's previous research."the reports...



study determines new geographical origins of brown rats




a new study, published in the advanced online edition of the journal molecular biology and evolution, has revealed that brown rats originally migrated 'out of asia' from southern east asia about 3,600 years ago, rapidly spreading, first into the middle east, and then to europe and africa. credit: ku...



books, rats and elegant shoes




three documentaries out now that deserve to be on your radar.in the stackswith ex libris: new york public library, prolific 87-year-old filmmaker frederick wiseman trains his ultra-perceptive lens on the nypl system, an organism that makes new yorkers' lives better in ways big and small.of rats and ...



a happy lab rat? check the ears!




fig 7b—which rat has the pinker ears?what do you think of when you hear the term "lab rat"? chances are, you might not picture an animal happily playing rough-and-tumble with a human handler and then coming back for more. scientists have traditionally studied negative expressions in rats, as they ...



rats caused floods, says bihar's wrd minister




bizarre it may sound, but it’s true that bihar’s water resources department (wrd) minister lallan singh has blamed the rats in the state for causing a flood in august this year.this is in sharp contrast to the stand taken by chief minister nitish kumar who blamed heavy rainfall in neighbouring n...



helpful intestinal bacteria counteracts tendency to depression




new research suggests that the micro-organisms known as probiotics, which are normally providing health benefits in the intestines, also have an affect on the brain, or as an actual study at aarhus university has shown; protect against depression. in the animal study at the department of clinical me...



retinal implant could add years to your eyesight




early experiments are promising, although they do reveal some limits. rats with the implants don't show any improvement over their afflicted peers in low light (since the light-sensitive material isn't kicking in), but their response to brighter light is nearly as good as that of a healthy animal. a...



studies suggest cellphone radiation doesn't threaten humans




in one study, some male rats subjected to the radiation did develop cancer tumors around their hearts. but the female rats didn't, and neither sex suffered symptoms in another study. and then there's the truly odd data. both newborn rats and their mothers had reduced weight but grew to normal sizes,...



presstv-may accused of being trump’s 'mole' in eu




british prime minister theresa may has been accused of being us president donald trump’s “mole” in europe after leaked documents exposed the uk’s attempts to weaken eu policies to tackle climate change.“after the g7 [meeting], the word was put out that six countries were on track, pursu...



dutch police pension off drone eagles and sniffer rats




photo: politie.nldutch police are calling a halt to experiments with trained eagles to intercept terrorist drones, broadcaster nos reports.a year into the scheme, there is not much demand for the animal cops services and training them has turned out to be costly and not as straightforward as expecte...



brain injury causes impulse control problems in rats




new research from the university of british columbia confirms for the first time that even mild brain injury can result in impulse control problems in rats.the study, published in the journal of neurotrauma, also found that the impulsivity problems may be linked to levels of an inflammatory molecule...



high exposure to radiofrequency radiation linked to tumor activity in male rats




image: a national toxicology program study found that high exposure to radiofrequency radiation in rodents resulted in tumors in tissues surrounding nerves in the hearts of male rats. view more credit: shutterstockhigh exposure to radiofrequency radiation (rfr) in rodents resulted in tumors in tis...



paraplegic rats walk and regain feeling after stem cell treatment




engineered tissue containing human stem cells has allowed paraplegic rats to walk independently and regain sensory perception. the implanted rats also show some degree of healing in their spinal cords. the research, published in frontiers in neuroscience, demonstrates the great potential of stem cel...



neurons recall place-related memories if you just get close




enlarge/ fear is the mind killer.lalumiere lab, university of iowashare this storyplace cells in the hippocampus are known to encode memories associated with a specific location. however, the precise role that these cells play in location-based memory retrieval is somewhat unclear. a recent study u...