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  • Use a wireless mouse? This $15 hack could compromise your laptop

    02/25/2016 6:36:42 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 30 replies
    CNET ^ | 23 February 2016 | Sean Hollister
    They broke in like it was nothing. They could have wiped my hard drive, stolen my files, or practically anything nefarious you can do with a computer. All because I had a wireless mouse dongle plugged into my laptop. And all they needed was a simple antenna that costs as little as $15 at Amazon. Thankfully, "they" were a pair of security researchers from a company called Bastille, and every company that builds wireless mice and keyboards has already been alerted to the issue. If you have a Logitech Unifying receiver, there's already a fix. (Here is a link to...
  • Just 2.5% of DNA turns mice into men

    06/02/2002 5:01:26 PM PDT · by scripter · 30 replies · 634+ views
    NewScientist.com ^ | May 30, 2002 | Andy Coghlan
    Mice and men share about 97.5 per cent of their working DNA, just one per cent less than chimps and humans. The new estimate is based on the comparison of mouse chromosome 16 with human DNA. Previous estimates had suggested mouse-human differences as high as 15 per cent. The new work suggests that neither genome has changed much since we shared a common ancestor 100 million years ago. "The differences are going to be few rather than many," says Richard Mural of Celera Genomics, the Maryland company that compared the mouse chromosome with human DNA. "Perhaps 100 million years separating...
  • Barbra Streisand on Gender Inequality: 'Even Female Mice Are Discriminated Against!'

    12/14/2015 12:32:37 PM PST · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Brietbart ^ | December 12, 2015 | Kipp Jones
    Speaking at an event for women in Los Angeles this week, Barbra Streisand complained that society is so misogynistic, even female laboratory mice are being discriminated against. "Gender discrimination drives me crazy," said the multiple Grammy and Academy award-winning actress and singer. "Women are still treated as second-class citizens when it comes to equal pay in the workplace and equal representation in Congress." [Snip] Streisand, who has made contributions toward heart disease research for nearly three decades, then spoke out about gender inequality in medical research. "Gender inequality even extends to mice in the labs," she said. "They're all male!"...
  • RESEARCHERS FOUND WAY TO ERASE MEMORIES OF METH IN MICE-MAJOR STEPPING STONE FOR TREATING ADDICTION

    08/09/2015 3:16:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Popular Science ^ | August 7, 2015 | Claire Maldarelli
    The major hurdle in treating addiction is enabling a person to not return to the abused drug or substance. This has proved extremely difficult for researchers and patients alike, as even with the best rehabilitation therapy and the most supportive friends and families, many addicts of psychostimulant drugs--methamphetamine, cocaine, and MDMA--relapse soon after therapy ends, often because the memory of the drug’s effect is too strong for that person to resist. But researchers are the University of Florida have come up with a way to in essence, “erase” the memory of the drug’s effect from the brain and thus help...
  • Mouse thought he was safe...he was wrong... This cat is a professional hunter

    11/11/2014 12:58:08 PM PST · by Patriot777 · 20 replies
    LiveLeak.com ^ | November 9, 2014 | dammam1998
    Mouse thought he was safe...he was wrong... This cat is a professional hunter Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=d80_1415522837#cKjpv7GTX3qCgyKD.99
  • Obama fraudulently declares meadow jumping mouse “endangered” in order to hurt ranchers

    07/05/2014 5:10:06 AM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 5, 2014 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Obama fraudulently declares meadow jumping mouse “endangered” in order to hurt ranchers On May 24, 2014, Wikipedia’s article on the meadow jumping mouse stated:The meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius) is the most widely distributed mouse in the subfamily Zapodinae. It may be found from the Atlantic coast, to the Great Plains, as far north as the arctic tree lines in Canada and Alaska, and as far south as Georgia, Alabama, Arizona, and New Mexico.The meadow jumping mouse is currently not in any kind of danger. According to the IUCN Red list, it is widely spread, common,...
  • NM ranching family tells feds: ‘Don’t fence us out’

    07/03/2014 9:51:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    New Mexico Watchdog ^ | July 3, 2014 | Rob Nikolewski
    Last month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the meadow jumping mouse as an endangered species. Now, the U.S. Forest Service, which oversees the Santa Fe National Forest, is considering erecting a series of 8-foot high fences to protect the mouse’s habitat. The Luceros, members of the San Diego Cattleman’s Association and holders of grazing permits with the federal government, say the fences will lock out their cattle — as well as those of other permit holders — from ever returning to the meadow where the livestock graze for 20 days in the spring and up to 40 days...
  • Al Sissi Supporter’s Anti-Obama Rant Goes Viral

    05/21/2014 12:48:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Gulf News ^ | Layelle Saad
    Unidentified woman tells US President Barack Obama to ‘shut up’A passionate, albeit grammatically incorrect, rant against US President Barack Obama has gone viral on social media. An unidentified Egyptian woman giving an interview with a local TV station tells the US president in broken English, “Listen your Obama. We are Egyptian women. You are listen Obama. Shut up your mouse (mouth) Obama. Shut up your mouse Obama. Sissi yes. Sissi yes. Mursi no. Mursi no.” Army Chief General Abdul Fattah Al Sissi is poised to announce his candidacy for presidency at anytime and is widely expected to win. It was...
  • ‘Shut Up Your Mouse, Obama’ Woman Takes Dubai by Storm (Arab Anti-Obama Rant)

    05/21/2014 11:00:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Gulf News ^ | May 21, 2014 | Noor Nazal
    Mona Al Beheiri known as the ‘Shut up your mouse, Obama’ woman attends Arab Media Forum.Arab Media Forum visitors crowded around for a chance to take pictures, not with a renowned Arab media figure or celebrity, but with a simple woman from rural Egypt who told Obama to shut up his ”mouse.” Mona Al-Beheiri, a suporter of candidate Abdel Fattah Al Sissi, became famous after a TV interview of her delivering a message in broken English to US President Barak Obama went viral. The video became popular because of Mona’s pronunciation of mouth as ‘mouse’ in her now famous catchphrase...
  • Lab mice fear men but not women, and that's a big problem for science

    04/28/2014 11:12:50 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 33 replies
    TheVerge.com ^ | April 28, 2014 | Arielle Duhaime-Ross
    The history of science is one chock-full of mice and men. Historically, biological and medical research has largely depended on rodents, which provide scientists with everything from cells and organs to behavioral data. That's why a new study in which researchers found that mice actually fear men, but not women, has the potential to be so disruptive. It might mean that a number of researchers have published mouse studies in which their results reflect this male-induced stress effect — and they know nothing about it. "People have not paid attention to this in the entire history of scientific research of...
  • Department Of Health Closes Dominique Ansel Bakery, Ansel Aims to Reopen Monday

    04/04/2014 6:42:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Here's some terrible news to end the week: After a customer at Dominique Ansel Bakery posted a YouTube video yesterday featuring a mouse scurrying across the floor, guess who showed up this morning? According to a rep for the bakery, the Department of Health arrived this morning with four inspectors and promptly shuttered the business. So, what are cronut-seekers to do? The rep says the bakery must now exterminate and re-cement the bakery's basement, then they have to await re-inspection. The goal is to be open by mid-day Monday but, as always, it's largely dependent on when the DOH will...
  • Puny mouse threatens to delay Colorado flood recovery

    02/06/2014 12:44:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12:33 PM 02/05/2014 | Greg Campbell
    Colorado Republican Rep. Cory Gardner is demanding an emergency waiver from the Endangered Species Act for a species of mouse that threatens to delay flood recovery in Colorado. The Preble’s Meadow Jumping Mouse is a threatened species under the ESA, meaning that any governmental action—such as flood recovery—must first consider potential impacts on the tiny animal’s habitat, even if that habitat was also destroyed in the flood that wiped out entire Colorado communities in September. On Monday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency sent a notice to Colorado officials that the presence of the mouse in the flood zone “may cause...
  • Mouse Study Shows 'Junk DNA' Is Actually Required (article)

    01/17/2014 8:20:17 AM PST · by fishtank · 60 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 1-15-2014 | Jeffrey Tomkins PhD
    Mouse Study Shows 'Junk DNA' Is Actually Required by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * It was once believed that the regions in between the protein-coding genes of the genome were wastelands of alleged nonfunctional “junk DNA.” However, we now know that these previously misunderstood regions are teeming with functional activity—and a new study shows they are actually required for life.1 The genome of humans and other animals is composed of more than just DNA sequences that produce proteins—there are also many other types of sequences that do not code for proteins. The non-protein-coding genes are diverse, with some being very short...
  • Scientists Develop An 'Elixir' That Reverses A Known Cause Of Aging

    12/22/2013 1:43:02 AM PST · by Windflier · 22 replies
    i09.com ^ | 20 December 2013 | George Dvorsky
    To date, we know of only two things that can reverse the effects of aging: caloric restriction and extensive exercise. But in a recent experiment, researchers applied a new compound to 2-year old mice, causing their muscles to regenerate to 6-month old levels. Incredibly, human trials may start next year. The new compound, nicotinamide mono nucleotide (NMN), worked surprisingly quickly when tested on mice. When administered early enough in the aging process, it was found to work within one week; the muscles of older 2-year old mice were "indistinguishable" from the younger 6-month old animals. It improved muscle wastage, restored...
  • Operation Dead-Mouse Drop

    12/03/2013 9:07:26 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 36 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 3, 2013 | Mike Krumbolz
    A group of 2,000 dead mice equipped with cardboard parachutes have been airdropped over a United States Air Force base in Guam in order to poison brown tree snakes. It may sound like the plot to an animated movie starring the vocal talents of Gilbert Godfried, but we assure you this is actually happening. NBC News reports that the dead mice were pumped full of acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol. The hope is that the snakes, which are invasive to the area and cause harm to exotic native birds and the island's power grid, will be drawn to the...
  • Saudi Says 'Giant Killer Mouse' is Rumour

    11/02/2013 3:18:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, November 01, 2013
    Social networks say one-metre-long mouse killed two childrenNews spread on social networks in Saudi Arabia this week that a giant mouse nearly one metre long had killed two babies in the Gulf kingdom. But authorities quickly dismissed the reports as baseless rumors. Newspapers said the news were carried on Facebook and other social networks in the Gulf kingdom that the giant mouse has four large teeth with a length of around 2.5 cm each. “The news said the mouse killed two babies,” Almadina daily said. But the civil defence in the Red Sea port of Jeddah denied the reports about...
  • Doug Engelbart obituary: Silicon Valley visionary who invented the computer mouse

    07/04/2013 6:26:01 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7-4-13 | Jack Schoefield
    Doug Engelbart, who has died aged 88, will be remembered as the man who in 1963 invented the computer mouse, but that was incidental to his vision of computers augmenting the human intellect and increasing our "collective IQ". While he became a much-loved and oft-lauded Silicon Valley celebrity, his most visionary ideas were neglected and went unfunded.
  • Feds to Protect “Endangered” Mouse ( and kill NM, AZ & CO farmers/ranchers/oil/gas )

    06/27/2013 3:24:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 25, 2013
    American taxpayers will be tremendously relieved to know that the U.S. government is hard at work trying to get official endangered status for ... the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse and the feds want to designate it a critical habitat protected under the Endangered Species Act, the 1973 law signed by President Richard Nixon to protect species from extinction as a “consequence of economic growth and development untempered by adequate concern and conservation.” The federal government’s list of more than 1,300 threatened or endangered species ... The Service is proposing to designate around 14,561 acres of critical habitat along streams...
  • A little radiation is good for mice

    06/03/2013 1:14:01 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 18 replies
    Science News ^ | Nov. 12, 2012 | Tina Hesman Saey
    X-rays may not heal broken bones, but low doses of ionizing radiation may spark other health benefits, a new study of mice suggests. Radiation in high doses has well-known harmful effects. Scientists had thought low doses would do less extensive damage but could add up to big problems later. But radiation acts differently at low doses, producing health benefits for mice with an unusual genetic makeup, Randy Jirtle of the University of Wisconsin–Madison and colleagues report online November 1 in the FASEB Journal. Antioxidant vitamins, such as vitamins C and E, erased those health gains. “What goes on at high...
  • Nineteenth Century Technique Turns Old Mouse Hearts Young

    05/15/2013 2:09:10 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 9 May 2013 | Paul Gabrielsen
    Enlarge Image Young at heart. Cross-sections of mouse ventricles show the visible change in size when old hearts are immersed in young blood. Credit: Francesco Loffredo It's time to turn back the clock on an aging ticker. Drawing on an odd experimental technique invented more than a century ago but rarely done now, researchers have found that a blood-borne protein makes old mouse hearts appear young and healthy again. It's not clear yet whether humans would react the same way, but scientists are hopeful that this discovery may help treat one of the heart's most frustrating ailments. "This is probably...
  • Inside a Mouse's Brain Lies a Chemical Key to the Fountain of Youth

    05/07/2013 6:37:14 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 19 replies
    Motherboard ^ | 5/7/13 | Greg Thomas
    Inside a Mouse's Brain Lies a Chemical Key to the Fountain of Youth By Greg Thomas Source image via Wikipedia If a scientist came to you with a plan to tweak a gland in the center of your brain so that you may live to be 140 years old, you'd probably back out of the room slowly and go to file a police report, because that's creepy. But new research shows that it's not altogether impossible. A new report from researchers at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in the Bronx shows that scientists can tinker with the minds of...
  • Breakthrough nanoparticle halts multiple sclerosis

    11/21/2012 11:41:34 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | 11/18/12 | Marla Paul
    New nanotechnology can be used for Type 1 diabetes, food allergies and asthma New nanoparticle tricks and resets immune system in mice with MSFirst MS approach that doesn't suppress immune systemClinical trial for MS patients shows why nanoparticle is best optionNanoparticle now being tested in Type 1 diabetes and asthma CHICAGO --- In a breakthrough for nanotechnology and multiple sclerosis, a biodegradable nanoparticle turns out to be the perfect vehicle to stealthily deliver an antigen that tricks the immune system into stopping its attack on myelin and halt a model of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice, according...
  • Hormone Combination Effective and Safe for Treating Obesity in Mice

    11/13/2012 10:07:02 PM PST · by neverdem · 25 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | Nov. 13, 2012 | NA
    Scientists at Indiana University and international collaborators have found a way to link two hormones into a single molecule, producing a more effective therapy with fewer side effects for potential use as treatment for obesity and related medical conditions. The studies were carried out in the laboratories of Richard DiMarchi, the Standiford H. Cox Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and the Linda & Jack Gill Chair in Biomolecular Sciences in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences, and of Matthias Tschöp, professor of medicine and director of the Institute of Diabetes and Obesity, Helmholtz Center Munich, Germany. Results were published...
  • Retinal prosthetic strategy with the capacity to restore normal vision

    08/14/2012 10:46:25 AM PDT · by muawiyah · 12 replies
    pnas proceedings of the national academy of science ^ | august 13, 2012 | Sheila Nirenberg
    ..........Furthermore, the results show, using 9,800 optogenetically stimulated ganglion cell responses, that the combined effect of using the code and high-resolution stimulation is able to bring prosthetic capabilities into the realm of normal image representation.
  • A better mouse catcher

    03/31/2012 1:04:17 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 60 replies
    A vanity post, one of very few I have ever made. | Mar 31, 2012 | bobalu
    My friend out in New Mexico set up an automatic game camera aimed at his water pans he puts out for birds. This is a snap he got last night of a Bobcat carrying a hapless mouse...it's very cute :-)
  • Recommendations for a wireless mouse & keyboard?

    01/09/2012 5:20:38 PM PST · by MeganC · 29 replies
    Self ^ | 1/9/2012 | MeganC
    Techy Freepers, I need to buy a wireless keyboard and mouse that can operate up to thirty feet away from the computer. It's for a big meeting room with a projector. The Microsoft stuff I have right now is useless at about ten feet away from the computer. If anyone has a suggestion I'd deeply appreciate your help!
  • Pepsi Says Mountain Dew Can Dissolve Mouse Carcasses

    01/04/2012 6:55:47 AM PST · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    http://www.theatlanticwire.com ^ | 01-02-12 | Eric Randall
    Pepsi Co., facing a lawsuit from a man who claims to have found a mouse in his Mountain Dew can, has an especially creative, if disgusting, defense: their soda would have dissolved a dead mouse before the man could have found it. An Illinois man sued Pepsi in 2009 after he claims he "spat out the soda to reveal a dead mouse," the Madison County Record reports. He claims he sent the mouse to Pepsi, which then "destroyed" the remains after he allowed them to test it, according to his complaint. Most shudder-worthy, however, is that Pepsi's lawyers also found...
  • Why you’ll never know if there was a mouse in your soda

    01/03/2012 11:27:16 AM PST · by SmithL · 73 replies
    SFGate: Hot Topics ^ | 1/3/12 | Dan X. McGraw
    Mountain Dew will do more than just quench your thirst, according to an expert. After a man claimed to have found a mouse inside of a Mountain Dew can, Pepsi cited an expert who testified that if a mouse got into a can that it would have been dissolved in the soda’s acid.
  • New synthetic molecules treat autoimmune disease in mice

    12/25/2011 11:25:41 AM PST · by decimon · 26 replies
    A team of Weizmann Institute scientists has turned the tables on an autoimmune disease. In such diseases, including Crohn's and rheumatoid arthritis, the immune system mistakenly attacks the body's tissues. But the scientists managed to trick the immune systems of mice into targeting one of the body's players in autoimmune processes, an enzyme known as MMP9. The results of their research appear today in Nature Medicine. Prof. Irit Sagi of the Biological Regulation Department and her research group have spent years looking for ways to home in on and block members of the matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) enzyme family. These proteins...
  • Police Arrest Woman Suspected of Biting Two People Inside Store

    11/16/2011 7:29:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    KWGN ^ | November 16, 2011 | Tammy Vigil
    Police have arrested a 30-year-old woman suspected of biting two people at a Denver convenience store. The incident occurred about 10:30 p.m. Monday at the Barn Store at 4650 Tower Road. Police say it's one of the most unusual crimes they've seen. Emi Leyonia Coleman is accused of biting a store employee on the neck after asking the woman for a hug. She faces felony charges for the attacks. “I reached over (the counter) and gave her a hug. She had her face here (on her shoulder). I didn’t think anything of it. She latched on it. She was shaking...
  • Milk thistle stops lung cancer in mice

    11/15/2011 1:03:55 PM PST · by decimon · 22 replies
    Colorado Cancer Blogs ^ | November 15, 2011 | Garth Sundem
    Tissue with wound-like conditions allows tumors to grow and spread. In mouse lung cancer cells, treatment with silibinin, a major component of milk thistle, removed the molecular billboards that signal these wound-like conditions and so stopped the spread of these lung cancers, according to a recent study published in the journal Molecular Carcinogenesis. Though the natural extract has been used for more than 2,000 years, mostly to treat disorders of the liver and gallbladder, this is one of the first carefully controlled and reported studies to find benefit. Here is how it works:Basically, in a cell there can be a...
  • Where's Larry when you need him? ... moggy boycotts rat-catching duties

    11/14/2011 6:46:01 AM PST · by algernonpj · 20 replies
    DailyMail ^ | November 14, 2011 | Emily Allen
    Larry the Downing Street cat may have been brought in to catch rats but it appears the ministerial moggy may have to face a disciplinary. The tabby, adopted from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home earlier this year, was expected to go chasing after rodents who have been seen scuttling in and around Number 10. Ministerial aides say Larry spends most of his time asleep or with his new female friend instead. ... He has apparently caught just one mouse in the last few months. ... He's got a long way to go until he has the fierce reputation of Harry...
  • Purr-fect picture: A real-life game of cat and mouse ...

    11/14/2011 6:01:07 AM PST · by algernonpj · 52 replies
    DailyMail ^ | November 13, 2011 | Craig Mackenzie
    Most people might have a rough day once in a while, but it will never be as bad as the one suffered by this little mouse. He ended up becoming dish of the day for a playful cat, which showed off its ball skills by batting it into the air with such force it did a mid-air somersault. This once-in-a-life-time picture was captured by Californian pet owner Angelo DeSantis when he arrived at his home in Grass Valley, Nevada.
  • Lipid Blocks Influenza Infection

    11/09/2011 12:07:12 PM PST · by decimon · 8 replies
    National Jewish Health ^ | November 9, 2011
    A natural lipid in the fluid lining the lungs inhibits influenza infections in both cell cultures and mouse models, according to researchers at National Jewish Health. These findings, combined with previous studies demonstrating effectiveness against respiratory syncytial virus, suggest that the molecule, known as POPG, may have broad antiviral activity. “Supplemental POPG could be an important, inexpensive and novel approach for the prevention and treatment of influenza and other respiratory virus infections,” said Dennis Voelker, PhD, Professor of Medicine, and senior author in the report, published online in the American journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology.
  • An Egg-Citing Recipe for Human Stem Cells

    10/13/2011 8:27:04 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 5 October 2011 | Gretchen Vogel
    Enlarge Image Turn it on. A fused human egg cell and skin cell form an early embryo that turns on the skin cell's green fluorescent protein on day 4 of development and forms a blastocyst by day 6. Credit: Noggle et al., Nature 478 (6 October 2011) Researchers have found a new way to turn adult cells into embryonic stem (ES) cells: using human eggs, or oocytes. The feat comes after more than a decade of failed attempts, and it is still a work in progress. The resulting stem cells are not normal; they carry the genomes of both...
  • Spell-Checked Stem Cells Show Promise Against Liver Disease

    10/13/2011 6:56:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 12 October 2011 | Jocelyn Kaiser
    Enlarge Image Gene fix. Red cells in this slice of mouse liver are making a human protein called A1At. Credit: K. YUSA ET AL., NATURE (ADVANCED ONLINE EDITION) ©2011 MACMILLAN PUBLISHERS LTD. Researchers have taken a step toward showing how stem cells might one day be used to help patients born with a deadly liver disease. The researchers corrected a DNA spelling error in patient skin cells that had been converted into so-called induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, then coaxed the cells to form liver cells that seemed to function normally in mice. The approach is still a long...
  • Will Finland be the mouse that roars and be the first to leave the euro?

    10/12/2011 10:13:28 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/12/2011 | Damian Reece
    So strange that the pressure to leave the single currency will mount for some as the continuing, sticking-plaster approach to the crisis continues. But who? Greece can't survive outside the eurozone and Germany, an obvious candidate, knows the economic devastation of its exit would be too much. But if you were small enough and economically strong enough to stand alone, and therefore escape the escalating costs of saving the euro, then why not? Step forward Finland. As Matthew Lynn argues in a paper for Strategy Economics, Finland enjoys a current account surplus of €3.3bn and its overseas assets exceed liabilities...
  • Eek! Mouse in pantry halts Nepal flight to Bangkok

    09/05/2011 2:52:23 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 6 replies
    AP via AJC ^ | September 5, 2011 | --
    KATMANDU, Nepal — Airline officials say flight attendants spotted a mouse in the pantry of a Boeing 757, prompting Nepal Airlines to cancel a Bangkok-bound flight, evacuate passengers and tow the jet to a hangar to hunt for the rodent.
  • Mickey Mouse is the New Godzilla

    08/26/2011 1:28:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2011 | Kyle Olson
    This is the final installment of the Indoctrination Fridays series. They can all be read at PublicSchoolSpending.com. A book featuring more leftist curricula, entitled, “Indoctrination! How Useful Idiots Are Using Our Schools to Subvert American Exceptionalism” will be released later this year. On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 earthquake mercilessly shook the country of Haiti, causing death and destruction of Biblical proportions. By the time the last aftershock was registered, approximately 85,000 Haitians were dead, and hundreds of thousands more were injured or left homeless. Some observed that the 1989 San Francisco earthquake also reached 7.0 on the Richter scale,...
  • Mouse Stops US-bound SAS Flight in Stockholm

    08/23/2011 5:52:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Local ^ | 16 Aug 11
    A wayward mouse forced the grounding of a US-bound SAS flight on Tuesday, leaving 250 travellers stranded at Stockholm’s Arlanda airport as crews tried in vain to capture the rogue rodent. Police return stolen bike after 15 years (23 Aug 11) McDonald's advert fakes 'Swedish' farmland (23 Aug 11) Sweden fears swimming Danish raccoon invasion (23 Aug 11) Shortly before the scheduled 10.30am take off of the Chicago-bound Airbus 330, a security guard spotted the mischievous mouse scurrying across the floor of the aircraft. “Unfortunately the mouse has not been found and caught, despite an extensive search onboard and numerous...
  • Apple Peel Makes Mice Mighty

    06/07/2011 12:12:36 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Medical News Today ^ | 06/07/11 | University of Iowa/Cell Metabolism
    For Popeye, spinach was the key to extra muscle. For the mice in a new University of Iowa study, it was apples, or more precisely a waxy substance called ursolic acid that's found in apple peel. The UI study, published in the June 8 issue of the journal Cell Metabolism, showed that ursolic acid reduced muscle atrophy (also known as muscle wasting) and promoted muscle growth in mice. It also reduced fat, blood sugar levels, cholesterol and triglycerides in the animals. The findings suggest that the compound may be useful for treating muscle wasting and possibly metabolic disorders such as...
  • That Light & Love

    06/03/2011 7:55:37 PM PDT · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski's youtube - o7jimmy ^ | 6-3-2011 | Revski
    This animated video is accompanied with an instrumental song played by, Black Pond Baptist Church members and this song is, I Saw The Light.
  • Boosting protein garbage disposal in brain cells protects mice from Alzheimer's disease

    03/04/2011 10:56:12 AM PST · by decimon · 3 replies
    Georgetown University Medical Center ^ | March 4, 2011 | Unknown
    GUMC neuroscientists say their novel gene therapy shows that clearing toxic proteins inside brain cells prevents plaque formation outside neuronsWashington, D.C. – Gene therapy that boosts the ability of brain cells to gobble up toxic proteins prevents development of Alzheimer's disease in mice that are predestined to develop it, report researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center. They say the treatment – which is given just once - could potentially do the same in people at the beginning stages of the disease. The study, published online in Human Molecular Genetics, demonstrates that giving brain cells extra parkin genes promotes efficient and...
  • Bacteria in mouse gut affect development and behaviour

    02/02/2011 5:57:52 PM PST · by decimon · 7 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | February 1, 2011 | Unknown
    The teeming trillions of bacteria in the digestive tracts of mice have been shown to affect the animals' brain development and behaviour.Mice bred in sterile environments without these "gut flora" were seen to be more adventurous and less anxious than mice with normal gut flora. The research adds weight to the idea that gut bacteria are a critical part of the overall development of mammals.
  • Groups say wolf ruling should guide mouse decision

    12/22/2010 9:06:10 PM PST · by george76 · 36 replies · 1+ views
    ap ^ | December 22, 2010
    A recent court ruling on wolves in the northern Rockies should help guide another judge who will decide on federal protection for a mouse species in Colorado and Wyoming, environmental groups argue. A cattlemen's group says the judge should decide for himself about the Preble's meadow jumping mouse, a critter about the size of other mice but with a 6-inch tail and the ability to leap up to 3 feet to escape predators...There is no surprise in environmentalists linking the mouse and wolf cases, said Jim Magagna, executive vice president of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association.
  • Harvard scientists reverse the ageing process in mice – now for humans

    11/29/2010 9:18:29 PM PST · by djf · 37 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Nov 28, 2010 | Ian Sample
    Harvard scientists were surprised that they saw a dramatic reversal, not just a slowing down, of the ageing in mice. Now they believe they might be able to regenerate human organs Scientists claim to be a step closer to reversing the ageing process after rejuvenating worn out organs in elderly mice. The experimental treatment developed by researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, turned weak and feeble old mice into healthy animals by regenerating their aged bodies. The surprise recovery of the animals has raised hopes among scientists that it may be possible to achieve a similar feat...
  • Today "Madam Hillary" Welcomes Questions From The Press,And Obama Runs Away Like A Mouse?

    11/29/2010 12:32:42 PM PST · by JohnThune2012 · 34 replies · 1+ views
    And Remember How The Lib's Proclaimed Obama As So Brilliant! So Intelligent!, Oh really? Then why can't he answer questions from the press on a regular basis?,it seems he will only take "Pre-Selected Questions" from a "Selected Press" AT HIS TIME & CONVENIENCE! After seeing Hillary take questions today,why don't we just put her in office and make Obama the "Secretary Of Teleprompters"?
  • Human brain has more switches than all computers on Earth

    11/18/2010 2:31:28 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 55 replies · 1+ views
    CNET ^ | November 17, 2010 12:03 PM PST | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    The human brain is truly awesome.A typical, healthy one houses some 200 billion nerve cells, which are connected to one another via hundreds of trillions of synapses. Each synapse functions like a microprocessor, and tens of thousands of them can connect a single neuron to other nerve cells. In the cerebral cortex alone, there are roughly 125 trillion synapses, which is about how many stars fill 1,500 Milky Way galaxies. This is a visual reconstruction from array-tomography data of synapses in the mouse somatosensory cortex, which is responsive to whisker stimulation.(Credit: Stephen Smith/Stanford) These synapses are, of course, so tiny...
  • Mouse-infested naked man tased, arrested for burglary, assault

    11/10/2010 7:57:04 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 78 replies
    wistv.com ^ | Nov. 9, 2010
    SENECA, SC (WCSC) - A burglary call for Oconee County sheriff's deputies turned bizarre Monday morning when their suspect was found naked with a mouse in his rectum and apparently drugged, an incident report shows. Authorities responded to Bernwood Circle near the town of Seneca late Monday morning after a resident complained of a burglar. When deputies arrived, they found Noah Smith, 31, lying face down and naked inside the doorway of the victim's home, the report stated. When the deputy tried to make contact with Smith, he slapped the deputy. In return, the deputy deployed his taser, which had...
  • A Cure For Diabetes: Medicine's Next Big Thing?

    10/11/2010 8:51:51 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 37 replies · 1+ views
    ivanhoe.com ^ | 10/11/10 | Ivanhoe News
    Now, for the first time, researchers are using diabetes and "cure" in the same sentence. Doctor Donald Jump at Oregon State University eliminated diet-induced diabetes -- or type two diabetes -- in lab mice. "We saw that certain enzymes were being repressed by the high-fat diet," Donald Jump, Ph.D., department of nutrition and exercise sciences, said. The enzyme he's talking about is called fatty acid elongase-five. The more fat we eat, the less of the enzyme we produce. So, when researchers boosted the production of the enzyme in mice livers, they were cured of their diabetes in five days. "The...