"Mice need to eat a well-balanced diet” is a simple and accepted fact of research. But what type of options are available, and which is right for the mice in your facility? Here is an overview of the types of diets, formulations, sterilization techniques, and potential research variables involved in mouse diets.
The mouse is arguably the most widely used mammalian model in biomedical research. Among the various mouse models, nude mice were the first immunocompromised strain to be used in research. Despite advances in the field, nude mice remain an essential player in various studies. Here’s a little background on nude mice and how to handle them.
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) Science Program Officer Katja Brose visited JAX to speak about CZI and moderate an Alzheimer’s disease research panel discussion at the JAX Healthcare Forum, an annual gathering of leaders in a wide variety of healthcare fields. JAX was able to catch up with Dr. Brose after her sessions.
Breast cancer risk assessment is increasingly included in primary care. As a rule of thumb, approximately 5-10% of individuals with a breast cancer diagnosis will be found to carry a pathogenic variant (mutation).