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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Dry roasting to blame for peanut allergies, research suggests

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 09:42pm by MCT

    ... that it's not peanuts that are the problem, but the dry-roasting process. Researchers from Oxford University in Britain and the University of Pennsylvania in the US injected mice with samples of peanut protein from nuts that were either raw or dry roasted. The mice receiving the dry-roasted samples mounted a much more vigorous immune system response than the mice with raw samples, ...

  2. News - World - SCIENCE

    US researchers develop method the make mice transparent

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 08:54pm by AP

    ... to make see-through mice, but you will not find them scampering around your kitchen. The transparent rodents are not alive and are for research only, to help scientists study fine details ... a rodent-shaped block of gelatin with the organs held in place by connective tissue and a gel used in the procedure. Mice are mainstays of biomedical research because much of their basic biology ...

  3. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Keyboards, mice and thumb drives used to hide malware, and computers powerless to detect it

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:57am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Boston Keyboards, mice and thumb drives used to load malware computers aren't built to detect; it can control your system, corrupt or destroy data USB devices latest hacking threat USB devices such as keyboards, thumb drives and mice can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top ...

  4. News - World - SCIENCE

    Emotions connected to memories can be rewritten, study finds

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 10:17pm by AFP

    ... groups of male mice with light-sensitive algal protein. This allowed them to identify the formation of a new memory as it was happening and then use pulses of light to reactivate it when they wanted to. One group of rodents were allowed to play with female mice, creating a positive memory. The other group were given a small but unpleasant electric shock. Researchers then reactivated ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Artificial sweeteners create conditions for onset of diabetes, study suggests

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 08:09pm by MCT

    ... the population of healthy gut bacteria in mice and in some humans. And those changes can affect how well their bodies metabolise sugar, according to a study published on Wednesday in the journal Nature. ... the researchers added saccharine, sucralose or aspartame to the drinking water of different groups of mice. Other mouse groups got real sugars in their water, and a control group got plain, unsweetened ...


    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is collaborating with more than 400 MICE operators from the public and private sectors to launch a major campaign: 'D-MICE: Believe in Thailand.' TCEB president Akapol Sorasuchart says the campaign aims to generate awareness and understanding of the role and direction of Thailand's MICE industry. The campaign ...

  7. Field mice back on menu in Guangdong

    Posted Jul 15th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Mice are back on restaurant menus in Guangdong for the first time since the Sars outbreak as unscrupulous merchants cash in on an explosion in the availability of field mice in flood-hit Hunan. The Guangzhou-based Information Times reported yesterday that trucks loaded with mice from Hunan were seen arriving in Guangzhou by night and the mice were being sold ...

  8. News - World - DRUGS

    Wild mice and scorpions offer drugs firms hint of ways to manage pain

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 09:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Adaptation allows rodent to withstand severe effects of stings by reprogramming receptors Stung mice could lead way to perfect painkiller Thanks to evolution, hungry desert-dwelling wild mice can shrug off the pain of scorpion stings in order to eat them, scientists say. This rare survival tactic has helped grasshopper mice use the venom ...

  9. News - World - AEROSPACE

    SpaceX ship bringing '3-D printer, rats and flies' jets off to International Space Station

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:24pm by AP, AFP

    ... such as mice, fruit flies and a 3-D printer for astronauts. The unmanned Dragon capsule aboard a Falcon 9 rocket took off from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 1.52am local time, after being delayed ... with a bigger and better model to follow next year. A US$30 million device for measuring ocean winds is also flying up on Dragon, along with 20 mice and 30 fruit flies for biological research, and metal ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Lab mice breakthrough offers Alzheimer’s hope

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 05:21pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Scientists have developed a drug that blocks disruption of the brain’s defence system Scientists on Thursday said they had a drug that in mice helped prevent ... to keep protein production open. Known by its lab name as GSK2606414 – it is made by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline – the drug was tested on 29 mice with prion disease, a family of disorders ...




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