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African Climbing Mice and the Congo Link Rat

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. 

October 22, 2015
Why are these mice shaking their booties?

Why are these mice shaking their booties?

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.

November 15, 2013 — Felicity Muth

Sperm RNA Carries Marks of Trauma

Stress alters the expression of small RNAs in male mice and leads to depressive behaviors in later generations

April 15, 2014 — Virginia Hughes and Nature magazine
Depressed Mice Have Excitable Neurons

Depressed Mice Have Excitable Neurons

A new study pinpoints the cells involved in coping with stress, which can result in the development of mood disorders

May 28, 2014 — Jyoti Madhusoodanan and Nature magazine

Meet the Shreats

A quick look at the obscure, striped, worm-eating mice of the Philippines...

July 13, 2016 — Darren Naish
Amazing Animation Meets Mouse Genetics

Amazing Animation Meets Mouse Genetics

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.

May 6, 2014 — Joanne Manaster