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Three blind mice…three blind mice…SEE how they run!
After receiving retinal implants, a group of mice now have the ability to see for the first time.
This is a HUGE step towards helping humans with eye diseases!!!!
Scientists used an extremely fine needle to
An Israeli company, BioExplorers, has been training mice to sniff out bombs and narcotics!
They want to send the rodents into airports to help with security!
No, they don't plan on just letting tons of mice loose into airports… that sounds just awful.
What they want to do is
Oh no… we think we're gonna be sick.
This is truly disgusting on so many levels.
Louis, from Food For Louis on Youtube, blends ten dead feeder mice into a shake and then DRINKS IT!
Check out the above video if you have an iron stomach, like this guy must have.
Seven new forest mouse species have come out of hiding on Luzon, the largest island of the Philippines, researchers announced Monday.
Observations of each mouse's morphology as well as genetics suggest the seven newbies are part of a new subgenus called Megapomys, which is part of the genus Apomys. These mice are relatively large, weighing less than a half pound tails that are as long as, or slightly shorter, than the length of the animal's body and head.
"It is extraordinary that so many new species of mammals remain to be discovered in the Philippines, And we are nowhere close to the end of our discoveries. The Philippines may have the greatest concentration of unique species of animals of any country in the world,"
according to Danilo Balete, leader of the project's field team.
There's hoping they discover a dragon or a unicorn next!
Photo: Velizar Simeonovski, The Field Museum
It's been over two months after we posted about the British prime minister adopting a 4-year-old tabby cat named Larry to catch mice.
Having once been a wild cat, Larry was known for his "strong predatory drive," but those campaign promises that got him hired didn't have any merit.
Larry was not the mouser they said he was, instead of hunting the lazy kitty has been enjoying the sweet life at the prime minister's famous residence, 10 Downing Street.
But last Friday, Larry finally made good on his promise. The kitty came from the Downing Street garden — with a mouse in his mouth. And, there might be more where that came from!
Larry has time still left in his term to bring out more of the predator within.
[Image via AP Images.]
Next step is for humans we hope!
Harvard Scientists have turned weak and feeble old mice into healthy animals. This is the first step in hopefully learning how to slow down the aging process in humans.
The Harvard scientists focused on a process called telomere shortening, which is linked to aging.
Cells in the body contain 23 chromosomes with a protective cap on the end called a telomere. Each time a cell divides the telomere is cut shorter. This process is behind much of the wear and tear associated with aging.
These scientists decided to breed genetically engineered mice that did not have the enzyme called telomerase that stops telomeres getting shorter. Without the enzyme, the mice aged prematurely.
However, the researchers gave the mice injections to reactivate the enzyme, it repaired the damaged tissues and reversed the signs of aging!!
This exact procedure would not work quite the same in humans since they stop producing telomerase at adulthood, while mice produce it throughout their lives. Raising levels of telomerase in people might slow the ageing process, but it makes the risk of cancer soar.
Well, there is clearly some more tinkering to be done…but at least it is a start!
[Image via WENN.]