A new holographic microscope allows scientists to see through the skull and image the mouse brain

Figure 1. Super-depth 3D holographic microscopeA super-depth 3D holographic microscope developed by researchers at the IBS Center for Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics. It is possible to observe the neural network of living organisms by increasing the target optical signal ratio and increasing the image acquisition speed and depth. Credit: Institute for Basic Science Researchers led … Read more

Discovery of a long-nosed ‘shrew mouse’ on a mountain in the Philippines will help protect giant eagles

An illustration of Balete’s mouse. Credit: (c) Velizar Simeonovski, Field Museum They might not get as much attention as the Amazon Rainforest or the Great Barrier Reef, but the mountains of the Philippines are one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. Inch for inch, these misty cloud forests are home to more unique … Read more

Albatross populations are declining due to invasive mouse species

The critically endangered Tristan albatross may suffer greater consequences from mouse predation than previously thought. Credit: Peter Ryan New research published in the Journal of Applied Ecologyshows long-lived species may suffer greater impacts from predation than was previously thought. Researchers have utilized a sophisticated population model, which is not constrained to analyze only breeding pairs, … Read more

Ketogenic diet helps mouse muscle stem cells survive stress, study finds

Cell Metabolism (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.cmet.2022.04.012″ width=”800″ height=”530″/> Graphical abstract. Credit: Cell Metabolism (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.cmet.2022.04.012 Fasting sends muscle stem cells into a deep resting state that slows muscle repair but also makes them more resistant to stress, according to a Stanford Medicine study of laboratory mice. The protective effect can also be achieved by feeding … Read more