There’s an unusual group of African rodents that we rarely get to hear much about. Termed dendromurines, they’re named for Dendromus, the climbing mice, and mostly inhabit sub-Saharan Africa.
Pacifica Sommers is a PhD candidate at the University of Arizona. Here she tells us about this unusual mouse behaviour she witnessed when doing research.
Stress alters the expression of small RNAs in male mice and leads to depressive behaviors in later generations
A new study pinpoints the cells involved in coping with stress, which can result in the development of mood disorders
The government is standing by an earlier pledge but shied away from a hard target
Rats and mice show increased stress levels when handled by men rather than women, potentially skewing study results
How does a mouse build a burrow, and do genes help control this behavior? This was a question asked by members of the Hoekstra lab at Harvard.
Mice, like us, are social animals. As social animals they like to hang out with each other. Also like us, they don't just hang out with anyone.