Asia may have seeded European plague outbreaks, study says

Scientists say they may have solved a centuries-old whodunit: Why did Europe experience outbreaks of bubonic plague over hundreds of years, starting with the Black Death of 1347 to 1353?

Factor in naked mole rats help maintain protein quality
Factor in naked mole rats help maintain protein quality

A new study has demonstrated that a factor in the cells of naked mole rats protect and alter the activity of the proteasome, a garbage disposer for damaged and obsolete proteins.

Scent of male experimenters stress out mice and rats in labs

In an attempt to find out why some scientists are unable to replicate research findings on rodents, a new study has concluded that it`s all got to do with the gender of the experimenters.

Rodents and coffee could inspire space robots in future

Scientists have developed a new line of robots that is aiming to test whether artificial whiskers could help a robot traverse.

Rodents mimic, learn complex sounds: Experts

Rodents can mimic and learn complex calls and sounds, scientists have found.

Rats may have `best bite of rodent world`

Mice and rats have evolved to gnaw with their front teeth and chew with their back teeth more effectively than rodents.

Mice to accompany astronauts in Discovery`s final flight

The spacecraft will have 16 rodents.