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Historically, researchers working with mice have preferred to use animals with as few genetic variations as possible. However, new studies show that a more diverse mouse population leads to more reliable results.
In February, love is in the air … and the lab. New research with animals is helping scientists learn more about how love develops and endures, how feelings of love affect us mentally and physically, and the specific roles of love-related chemicals including oxytocin and dopamine.
As long as scientists have known about cancer, they have been trying to develop a cure. Hundreds of potential treatments have been tried, and while some have shown promise, none have been 100% effective. New animal studies, however, are bringing researchers closer to finding a way to stop various types of cancer, by targeting the tumors themselves.
Enter to win a tuition scholarship for the Workshop on Anaesthesiology on March 21nd and 22nd at the René Remie Surgical Skills Centre in Almere!
Kent Scientific is excited to partner with our Scientific Advisor, Dr. Remie at his Surgical Skills Centre, known for providing the best training for rodent surgeons from basic to highly advanced procedures. Dr. Remie and Kent Scientific are teaming up to offer a unique workshop focused on anesthesia delivery for rodent surgeries. Learn more about the workshop here.
Kent Scientific is proud to offer a full tuition scholarship for this workshop. If you would like to apply, please click the link here.
Rodent anesthesia can be challenging due to the many factors that determine success. For research requiring anesthesia, rodents must be anesthetized accurately based on their size and metabolic rate. They must be monitored to eliminate harmful side effects, and one way to ensure accuracy is to use a low-flow anesthesia system.
One-on-one hands-on sessions in a small class setting with Dr. Yelena Akelina, DVM, MS Director, Microsurgery Lab, Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbia University
We appreciate that a little financial aid can go a long way for students and academic researchers. This is why we are delighted to offer in-lab training scholarships to select researchers who are utilizing in vivo rodent models in their research and are looking to sharpen their skills at the bench!
Here’s how it works: Register for the training course that suits your needs and share your research goals with our team. Ensure that you confirm your eligibility for the scholarship by filling out all required fields and providing a detailed research summary. Course organizers will review all registrations and will contact you if you are eligible to receive a scholarship. If you are selected, you will then arrange to attend the course of your choosing and the scholarship award will be applied to your registration fee.
One of the best things about the holidays is the food. While you’re busy trying to decide which side dish to bring to the party, researchers are busy making discoveries that change what we thought we knew about food, diet, and how what we eat affects our brains, our health, and our susceptibility to disease.
An electronic anesthesia vaporizer converts a liquid anesthetic into a gas vapor. This process is required because anesthetic agents are usually supplied in liquid form at atmospheric pressure and room temperature. These agents must be vaporized before lab animals can inhale them for surgery.
Does the sex of the researcher or the animal matter in animal research? Increasingly, it’s looking like the answer is yes, at least in some cases. In recent studies, scientists are gaining a better understanding of how biological sex affects research results.