Lab Rat

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A popular term for a graduate student or ‘post-doc’ whose focus on bench research virtually excludes personal and familial relationships
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The aim of the experiments presented here was to investigate if the rhythms in neural activity in areas of the brain containing ORX persist under constant conditions in a diurnal rodent, and also to determine if ORX neurons might receive projections from the SCN in the diurnal grass rat and in the nocturnal lab rat.
A clean rat rear end indicates to Larry that a lab rat has been planted in the restaurant kitchen to hurt business as well as knock the restaurant out of the All City Top Chef Cook Off Contest.
This week, biologists announced that they have deciphered the full DNA sequence of the standard lab rat, setting the stage for a new flurry of biomedical research on this rodent and providing insight into mammalian evolution.
Last year, Metcalfe's group reported finding other natural and synthetic estrogens in municipal wastewater at concentrations sufficient to alter the reproductive development of medaka, a fish that's an aquatic analog of the lab rat (SN: 6/17/00, p.
The researchers then performed experiments on Xenopus laevis frogs--the African species that serves as the amphibian analog of a lab rat.
A lab mouse weighs just 18 grams; a lab rat is a much heftier 300 grams.
The study, published in the journal eLife, tracked brain cell activity in two regions of the cerebral cortex in lab rats, an area of the brain that controls how tasks are performed.
If not, well, read the new book "Lab Rats" by Dan Lyons, and you'll know why they call it the Rat Race.
That was in the forefront of my mind as I read the book 'Lab Rats: How Silicon Valley Made Work Miserable for the Rest of Us'.
Results of those tests show lab rats that received the cardiosphere-derived cells:
The study on lab rats, carried out by a team of researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), reveals that dendrites are electrically active in animals that are moving around freely and that these structures generate nearly 10 times more spikes than somas.