Spinal fluid from young mice sharpened memories of older rodents

Five years ago, Tal Iram, a young neuroscientist at Stanford University, approached her supervisor with a Daring proposal: She wanted to extract fluid from the brain cavities of young mice and to infuse it into the brains of older mice, testing whether the transfers could rejuvenate the aging rodents. Her supervisor, Tony Wyss-Coray, famously had … Read more

How to control invasive rats and mice at home without harming native wildlife

As I write this article, a furry blur of a rodent has just scampered across the room and under the couch. It’s autumn in Australia and, as air temperatures outside, rodents start seeking the warmth and plentiful food inside our houses. This is a familiar experience for many of us, whether it’s a mouse in … Read more