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Through our senses, we experience the world. And for rodents, the facial whiskers play a crucial role.
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A shark’s ability to home in on the scent of blood is legendary, but many people are surprised to learn that sharks have a stealthy sixth sense to find prey and explore the world around them.
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What can we learn from a lobster gut?
Learn about rats, fruit flies, and more of the most important organisms used for biomedical research with these articles.
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What can the cuttlefish’s remarkable camouflage abilities teach us about vision?
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Animals have evolved visual systems that are uniquely suited to their survival needs. See how human vision stacks up to the visual systems of other animals.
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Researchers are studying what happens in the brains of people and other animals when laughing to gain deeper insight into human behavior and its evolution.
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Beginning on October 1, researchers seeking NIH grants must balance male and female cells and animals in their NIH funded research.
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Fish, frogs, and birds are able to recover from damage to cells in the inner ear that cause permanent hearing loss in people. What makes them different?
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Research using ferrets is providing a window into brain development that could lead to insights into conditions from autism to brain injury.
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Scientists study fruit bats to figure out how our brains create mental maps.
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Your oldest memories are etched into your brain thanks to tiny structures in your neurons.
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