Rachel D Malcolm

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The C57BL/6J (B6/J) male mouse represents a standard for diet-induced obesity (DIO) and is unique in expressing a loss-of-function nicotinamide nucleotide transhydrogenase (Nnt) gene. This mutation was associated with a marked reduction in glucose-stimulated insulin secretion from B6/J islets in vitro and moderately impaired glucose clearance in vivo. To(More)
Increased numbers of mice housed per cage (that is, increased housing density) is seen as 1 way to reduce the costs of conducting biomedical research. Current empirically derived guidelines are based on the area provided per mouse depending on body weight as documented in the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. The current study aimed to(More)
Currently, there is the potential to generate over 200,000 mutant mouse strains between existing mouse strains (over 24,000) and genetically modified mouse embryonic stem cells (over 209,000) that have been entered into the International Mouse Strain Resource Center (IMSR) from laboratories and repositories all over the world. The number of rat strains is(More)
Symptomatic treatment of transient insomnias is advisable, for without treatment these sleep disorders may become persistent. The drugs of choice are the benzodiazepine hypnotics, which have minimal side effects when used for short periods in properly selected patients. The three such drugs currently available in the United States differ enough in(More)
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