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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong researchers may have found way to combat Alzheimer's disease

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:01pm by LO WEI

    ... years. They found that its over-activation impaired the signalling between brain cells. About three years ago, the team used rhynchophylline to improve the memory of mice. The researchers used two groups of about 20 mice- one with Alzheimer's, one without. Each group was divided into two- one was fed with rhynchophylline for three to four months and one was not. The mice were ...


    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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - World - AGEING

    Infusions of young blood may reverse ageing, researchers say

    Posted May 05th 2014, 11:17am by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian Giving old mice young blood reversed age-related declines in brain function, muscle strength and stamina Researchers in the US are closing in on a therapy that could reverse ... on mice the dramatic rejuvenating effects of chemicals found naturally in young blood. Infusions of young blood reversed age-related declines in memory and learning, brain function, muscle ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Scientists implant false memories into mice- and cast doubt on human memories

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... memory- albeit in mice. The animals were genetically engineered, so that when forming memories in cells within the hippocampus they would create a light-sensitive protein. They had also been implanted with optic fibres that could deliver pulses of light to their brains, which could cause this protein to reactivate the memories. The mice were placed in a safe chamber with distinctive ...

  8. News - World - SCIENCE

    Scientists implant false memories into brains of mice

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Agencies Scientists found they could reactivate a false recollection at will by manipulating the light pulses to part of the brain where it was stored False memories implanted in mice Scientists have implanted a false memory in the brains of mice, hoping the experiment will shed light on the well-documented phenomenon whereby people "remember" events or experiences ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - LAB REPORT

    Lab report

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 10:15am by Jeanette Wang

    ... produces harmful changes in the brains of mice, including an enlargement of part of the brain that is affected in humans who have autism and schizophrenia. In three sets of experiments, two-week-old mice were exposed to levels of air pollution typically found in mid-sized US cities during rush hour, for four hours each day for two four-day periods. The brains of one group of mice were ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Researchers take blind mice to see how they run

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Research on blind mice sees how they run It has long been assumed that the brain doesn't develop just because of genetic programming, ... on around them. Tests to see how neurons are formed were carried out on 13 young mice and 18 older mice by researcher Owen Ko Ho, 27, and teams at Chinese University of Hong Kong and University ...




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