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: any of numerous small rodents with pointed snout, small ears, elongated body, and slender tail (Mouse, 2015)
(plural: mice) is a small mammal belonging to the order of rodents. The best known mouse species is the common house mouse (Mus musculus). It is also a popular pet. In some places, certain kinds of field mice are also common. This rodent is eaten by large birds such as hawks and eagles. They are known to invade homes for food and occasionally shelter. Cats, wild dogs, foxes, birds of prey, snakes and even certain kinds of arthropods have been known to prey heavily upon mice. Nevertheless, because of its remarkable adaptability to almost any environment, the mouse is one of the most successful mammalian genera living on Earth today. Primarily nocturnal animals, mice compensate for their poor eyesight with a keen sense of hearing, and rely especially on their sense of smell to locate food and avoid predators. (Mouse, 2015)
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BBC wildlife Finder, New world rats & mice
A-Z Animals, mouse
The Electronic Zoo, Rodents
Pet Rodents, Mice, Hamsters and Gerbils (Internet Public Library)
Internet Public Library
Best of the Web
Library of Congress
Library of Congress
UPenn Online Books
Barnes and Noble
Open Education Consortium
National Center for Biotechnology Information: Mouse Genome Resources
Scientists Made This Mouse Nearly Invisible!
Whole-Body Imaging with Single-Cell Resolution by Tissue Decolorization (Cell)
Rat Brains Linked To Create Biological Computer
Rodent Mind Meld: Scientists Wire Two Rats’ Brains Together (Greg Miller, Wired)
One rat brain 'talks' to another using electronic link (Jen Whyntie BBC Radio Science Unit)
Brainstorm, world's smartest mouse
Rat loves cat!
Hitch Hiker's Guide, Mice Rule!
Cyber Mice Party - online game
Mice News -- ScienceDaily
Mouse model could shed new light on immune system response to Zika virus
Feb 23, 2017
A new mouse model with a working immune system could be used in laboratory research to improve understanding of Zika virus infection and aid development of new treatments.
Precise inactivation of neural messenger receptor wipes out fear memory in mice
Feb 22, 2017
Research combines antibody precision with toxic oxygen burst to inactivate neural protein and temporarily abolish fear memory in mice.
T-cells support long-lived antibody-producing cells, team finds
Feb 21, 2017
A group of researchers has come to a better understanding of how long-lived, antibody-producing plasma cells are maintained.
From mice, clues to microbiome's influence on metabolic disease
Feb 17, 2017
The community of microorganisms that resides in the gut, known as the microbiome, has been shown to work in tandem with the genes of a host organism to regulate insulin secretion, a key variable in the onset of the metabolic disease diabetes, new research has found.
Single mutation may impact infectivity of West Nile and similar viruses
Feb 16, 2017
A mutation that impacts changes in the shape of an essential viral protein may influence the infectivity of West Nile and other viruses in the flavivirus family, according to a new study.
Mary E. Hopper
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