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  • n. Plural form of rodent.


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  • Among the rodents is an ex-professor from Bishop's University, one Edwina Taborsky, who blogs under the entirely suitable initials "ET."

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • We know that many carcinogens in rodents do not translate to people and vice versa.

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  • Retrovirus causing leukaemia in rodents often also causes a wasting syndrome, which could be the result of secondary immune depression.

    Luc Montagnier - Autobiography

  • Bisphenol A research in rodents also has found evidence that exposure can cause a variety of problems: earlier sexual maturation in females exposed before birth, breast cancer, lowered sperm production, possible links to prostate cancer and increased insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes.

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  • In the 1930's a group of American geneticists, long concerned with the incidence of "spontaneous" tumors in rodents, undertook to determine how a pronounced liability of female mice of certain strains to develop mammary carcinomas as they grow old is inherited; and by breeding tests they came upon the astounding fact that this liability reaches the young from their mothers.

    Peyton Rous - Nobel Lecture

  • They are considered a great delicacy by the natives, who try to get ahead of certain rodents and a blue jay, known as the piƱon jay, in collecting the nuts.

    Taytay's Tales

  • The chief enemy of these little rodents is the wolf.

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • Denmark restricted it too, reacting to a study published earlier this year that linked BPA to neurobiological problems in rodents.

    Jon Entine: With the European Union and a Slew of New Studies Reaffirming the Safety of BPA, At What Point Will the Science Prevail?

  • Humans have far more developed brains, so searching for these cells has been harder than it was in rodents.

    Study: Human Brain can Make New Cells | Impact Lab

  • Of late many gifted investigators have sought new neogiastic viruses, with the aid of technics recently devised, and not a few of these agents have been disclosed in rodents.

    Peyton Rous - Nobel Lecture


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