According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), 39 million people worldwide were living with HIV as of 2022, and there were 1.3 million new infections in 2022 alone.
Welcome to the KentConnects blog, where we provide tips, best practices, examples, and more helpful information to improve your processes, boost your efficiency, and make your lab work smarter and safer.
Sugar is known to cause a number of health problems in humans, and sugar substitutes may be no better. In May 2023, the World Health Organization issued new guidance discouraging the use of non-sugar sweeteners (NSS), citing the findings of a systematic review of the available evidence, which suggests using NSS does not confer any long-term benefit in reducing body fat in adults or children and may lead to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and mortality in adults. New studies continue to confirm these findings, uncovering troubling new issues with all types of sweeteners.
Addiction is a complex condition with both physical and psychological causes and effects, which, coupled with the wide variation in addictive substances, makes it difficult to treat effectively. New research with mice and rats has uncovered potential new treatments that effectively reduce addictive behavior with no side effects.
May is Mental Health Month, and researchers around the world are contributing to the effort to identify causes and develop treatments for mental health issues including anorexia, depression, anxiety, addiction, and PTSD.
What causes disease? The answers are manifold, but recent mouse studies point to a new culprit in certain diseases: bacteria.
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.