chromosomes

Scientists create novel genetic model of Down syndrome in rats

In pursuit of better ways to test new therapies and further explore the impacts of the unique genetics associated with Down syndrome, researchers at Johns …

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animals

Rats can estimate their timing accuracy

Thanks to their capacity for introspection, human beings are able to estimate the duration of their actions. When they perform a task — especially a …

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environment

A neuron that tracks landmarks helps rats know where they are

Visual landmarks enable an animal to know where it is oriented in relation to its environment. Dartmouth researchers have identified a new type of neuron …

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function

Gene therapy restores hand function in rats with spinal cord injury

Rats accurately able to grasp sugar pellets following treatment  Researchers from King’s College London have used a new kind of gene therapy to restore hand …

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