Pet rats have been linked to a recent outbreak of Seoul virus, a type of hantavirus, in Illinois and Wisconsin.
The urban myth that New York City has as many rats as people has been debunked in a new study.
According to researchers from the University of Michigan Medical School and New York University, distressed mothers release an odor that babies can pick up and learn from.
Like humans, when rats make the wrong decision, they experience feelings of regret, according to a new study.
According to a new study, scientists were abel to erase and restore memories in mice models.
A new study found that rats are more stressed in the presence of men as opposed to women.
Smell is hard to forget, according to a new rat study. Scientists found that rat brains "remember" odors they were exposed to while deeply anesthetized.
A plague that was spread by rats has killed 39 people in recent weeks in Madagascar, reported Arab News.
Researchers found that the offspring of cocaine-addicted male rats were more resistant to the drug than offspring of rats that did not have a cocaine addiction.
Researchers observed brain activity in the medial frontal cortex and found that low frequency brain waves were tied to improvement on tasks after making a mistake.
Researchers found that smoking and drinking suppress dopamine levels in rat models, which lead to excessive drinking with the goal of increasing dopamine.
Japanese researchers found that asparagus can lower blood pressure and promote healthy kidneys in rats.
These days, actual science seems to be catching up with science fiction.
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