MICE

  • Scientists succeed in turning mice transparent November 8, 2014

    Tokyo: A Japanese research team has succeeded in turning mice transparent by administering them with special chemicals, a process the scientists say allows the observation of organs without dissection and contributes to studying progression of such diseases as cancers and diabetes, a media report said Friday. The team comprised researchers from...
  • Logitech launches the Touch Mouse M600 at Rs 3,999 April 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Expanding its wireless portfolio, Logitech, one of the key providers of personal peripherals for computers and other digital platforms, has announced the launch of its "Touch Mouse M600" in India. Priced at Rs 3,999, it is a wireless mouse that features a touch surface and lets users navigate...
  • A 'toothy' way to treat spinal injuries? December 5, 2011

    London: A new study has found how teeth could be linked with spinal cord injuries and help patients walk again. Researchers helped mice with broken spines regain some movement in their lower limbs by implanting dental pulp stem cells. The study, led by Japan's Nagoya University, could help patients with severe mobility...
  • Soon, a jab to make you thin? July 11, 2011

    Melbourne: Having trouble shedding those extra kilos? You may soon get an injection that could help you burn calories and melt the excess flab away. A team by an Indianorigin researcher showed that they were able to turn white fat into brown fat in mice by blocking a natural chemical in...
  • Scientists unlock secret of eternal youth November 30, 2010

    London: Scientists have found a way to reverse aging, unlocking the secret of eternal youth and paving the way for a drug to keep one "forever young". Lives could be longer and healthier, free from illnesses such as Alzheimer's and heart disease, with skin and hair retaining their youthful lustre. Increasing...
  • Mouse trap: Guj authorities to use cats to kill mice May 1, 2008

    Ahmedabad: Ahmedabad's underworld is thriving and though the culprits are hidden, they are everywhere in homes, godowns, sewers and even water supply lines. They are rats who live underground. The menace has hit Ahmedabad and a worried municipal corporation is now turning to a tried and tested way of combating...
  • Designer mice pioneers win Nobel for medicine October 9, 2007

    New Delhi: Three researchers, who pioneered the creation of "designer mice" to track the role of different genes in human development and disease, have won the 2007 Nobel Prize for medicine. Mario Capecchi, Martin Evans and Oliver Smithies won the prestigious $1.54 million prize for discovering the roles of genes in...
  • Scientists grow teeth from single cells February 20, 2007

    Washington: Japanese researchers said on Sunday they had grown normallooking teeth from single cells in lab dishes, and transplanted them into mice. They used primitive cells, not quite as early as stem cells, and injected them into a framework of collagen, the material that holds the body together. After growing them, they...