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lab rat

One who agrees to let others use him or her as a test subject. A: "Did he really sign up to be a lab rat for some skincare company?" B: "Yeah, because they promised him a bunch of free products to try!" I can't believe I agreed to be my sister's lab rat—now I have to let her practice cutting hair on me.
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In grass rats, neurons expressing orexin (ORX) showed a significant daily endogenous rhythm in the expression of Fos that correlated with the rhythm in sleep and wakefulness, and was reversed when compared to that seen in lab rats.
Lab rats bred to drink a lot or hardly at all have revealed 930 genes linked to a preference for alcohol, a recent study shows.
It showed that in lab rats eating junk food caused harmful changes similar to those associated with Type 2 diabetes.
And if 50 lab rats are killed to make a significant advance in the battle against breast cancer, then I applaud it.
Using a team of human lab rats and a troop of Barbary monkeys, Michael and Alice test the science and challenge old stereotypes.
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Using lab rats on a circular track, James Knierim, professor of neuroscience in the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute at Johns Hopkins, and a team of brain scientists noticed that the rats frequently paused to inspect their environment with head movements as they ran.
WHAT DO YOU get when you combine 3D printing, sheep cartilage, lab rats, and a little bit of titanium?
Since 1934, research has shown that lab rats, mice, fruit flies and round worms fed 10 per cent to 40 per cent fewer calories than their free-eating peers lived some 30 per cent longer -- some even twice as long.
He is accused of trying to get revenge for his firing by switching the IDs of lab rats so as to ruin all the research being done there.
In this study using lab rats, researchers looked at the effects of canola oil on colon cancer prevention and found that the oil not only inhibited the average number of tumors per rat by 58 percent, compared to control diets in the experiment, but also the size of the tumors by 90 percent.
ISTANBUL, Feb 17, 2011 (TUR) -- A Turkish molecular biologist has said his research had shown that facilitating the production of a protein called XBP1 could lower blood sugar back to normal in lab rats both with Type 2 and Type 1 diabetes.
No, it''s just their greedy code Five minutes to grab your luggage And cross a very busy road The owners must be laughing At this latest bit of fun Customers like lab rats On the two quid drop-off run And thenwe have "security" Aclever little ruse You''d better stump up another pounds 4 Or it''s another game you''ll lose Do they have your safety close to heart?
PARIS: Breathing in fumes from petrol made lab rats more aggressive, a finding that has wide implications for urban pollution, according to a study published on Tuesday.
This year he's mainly working as script consultant for Skins, recording a Radio 4 documentary about the loss of his record collection and appearing in the new Armando Iannucci-produced sitcom Lab Rats.