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Nipah virus is a broadly tropic and highly pathogenic zoonotic paramyxovirus in the genus Henipavirus whose natural reservoirs are several species of Pteropus fruit bats. Nipah virus has repeatedly caused outbreaks over the past decade associated with a severe and often fatal disease in humans and animals. Here, a new ferret model of Nipah virus… (More)
Weanling mice were reared in environmental enrichment and/or impoverishment conditions for 2 months. In the 1st experiment, mice were switched from 1 environment into the other after 1 month, and maintained in the opposite environment for 2 or 4 weeks. Switched and nonswitched groups were compared to establish whether the effects of the initial… (More)
Two genetically heterogeneous mouse stocks, Swiss-Webster and Binghamton-HET, were tested. Several measures assessing behavioral development revealed differences in rates of development between the stocks. Thus neither stock can be exclusively used to generalize about "typical" mouse behavior.