Antioxidants Help Mice and Humans for Better Science and Treatments!

Antioxidants Help Mice and Humans for Better Science and Treatments!

Anyone who works in the lab animal industry knows the woes of “skin picking”, “scratch lesions”, or the technical term of idiopathic ulcerative dermatitis in mice. For those of you not in lab animal medicine, it’s basically an abnormal behavior of scratching, picking, or licking to the point of injury and notably plagues mice of […]

Saving the bees may involve understanding camouflage

Saving the bees may involve understanding camouflage

Researchers are working hard to figure out how to save the bees, and new information is helping to provide some insight into the problems that bee colonies are facing. The most serious threat to honeybees across the globe is a small mite called the Varroa mite. And these mites are using chemical camouflage to gain […]

Irish Shrimp Turned Cannibal

Irish Shrimp Turned Cannibal

Cannibal shrimp? Yes indeed, and there is an explanation why these animals turn on their own kind. They have been infected with a parasite that turns them into constant eaters!! Researchers from University of Leeds, Queens University of Belfast and Stellenbosch University wondered why these aquatic creatures were ingesting other shrimp. What they found was […]

Binge Drinking- Not So Fun When You Can’t Stop

Binge Drinking- Not So Fun When You Can’t Stop

You know the ones. They like to party to excess and it can get to be a habit. In fact, binge drinking is considered a major health problem in this country and cost an estimated 170 billion in healthcare dollars. Now researchers at the University of North Carolina have at least part of an explanation […]