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Tag: mice studies

3 4/16/2018

A breast cancer study in mice gets big headlines, setting up potential for patient ‘disaster,’ experts say


Making sense of news based on animal studies: An update to our toolkit

1 2/8/2018

Asparagus and breast cancer study: What you need to know


2017 year-ender: Lots of interesting health news (if you’re a lab mouse)

3 12/13/2017

Of mice and “man flu”


Say awwwwwwww: Here’s how to publicize rodent research accurately and adorably

1 11/10/2016

Food emulsifiers and cancer: Fear-mongering stories needed to dig deeper than the news release


How to report on preliminary Alzheimer’s research results

4 3/4/2015

And, in the mice are not people department of……….


Of Mice and Women: News Release Dupes Media on Rodent Fertility Treatment