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This week in animal research 05/02/16

01/02/05: Logging helps black rats invade rainforests Logging can encourage black rats to invade tropical rainforests by creating habitats they prefer, giving them the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-050216/

Mice treated for memory loss

Mice treated with a brain enzyme inhibitor performed better in memory tests than untreated mice.
Mice treated with a brain enzyme inhibitor performed better in memory tests than untreated mice. Spatial memory is key to being able to function independently, whether navigating… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mice-treated-for-memory-loss/

Loss of gene makes mice smarter

Mice with a disabled RGS14 gene are able to remember objects and learn to navigate mazes better than normal mice.
Mice with a disabled RGS14 gene are able to remember objects and learn to navigate mazes better than normal mice. RGS14 is primarily turned on in the CA2 region of the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/loss-of-gene-makes-mice-smarter/

Cause of recurrent seizures revealed

Researchers studying mice have shown that an increase in excitability in calcium channels in the brain could explain recurrent seizures.
Researchers studying mice have shown that an increase in excitability in calcium channels in the brain could explain recurrent seizures.  Calcium channels are found throughout… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cause-of-recurrent-seizures-revealed/

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