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Cats will soon be able to eat cookies made from lab grown mouse cells

A company called ‘Startup Because Animals’ announced the release of its cat snack made from lab-grown mouse cells. The new product is available for pre-order ahead of its planned launch in 2022. The biotech startup’s snack comes in the form of a cookie and contains real rodent cells. It’s more of a treat than a […]

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New South Wales, Australia: Mouse plague forces authorities to relocate hundreds of inmates and staff

A mouse plague in New South Wales, Australia, has forced a jail to relocate hundreds of inmates while it carries out cleaning and renovations. More than 400 prisoners and 200 staff at the Wellington Correctional Centre will be moved to other facilities over the next two weeks. The mice have caused extensive damage to prison […]

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Magawa: Hero rat retires five years after sniffing out landmines in Cambodia

Magawa the “hero rat,” whose work sniffing out landmines in Cambodia won him a medal for life-saving bravery, is retiring after a distinguished five-year career. The African giant pouched rat has found 71 landmines and 38 items of unexploded ordnance during his service, according to APOPO, the mine-clearing non-governmental organization that trained him. His work […]

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Scientists restore eyesight in MICE using anti-ageing treatment

Scientists have restored eyesight in mice using a “milestone” treatment that returns cells to a more youthful state and could one day help treat glaucoma and other age-related diseases. The process offers the tantalising possibility of effectively turning back time at the cellular level, helping cells recover the ability to heal damage caused by injury, […]

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African giant pouched rat wins gold medal from UK charity for hunting landmines

A rat in Cambodia has been heralded a hero and awarded for saving lives. Magawa, an African giant pouched rat, was given a gold medal by the British veterinary charity People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) for his work detecting undetonated landmines in Cambodia. Decades of conflict have left the Southeast Asian country littered with […]

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Alcoholic Rats

In one of India’s alcohol free states Bihar rats have been consuming liquor from police storerooms. Tiny rodents have developed craving for alcohol. About 200 beer cans were confiscated and kept in a store room of the excise department. On Monday (1st Oct 2018) when the officials checked the stock they were shocked to see […]