Elizabeth Doughman
Editor in Chief, ALN Magazine

Elizabeth Doughman is the Editor in Chief of ALN Magazine. She has been working on the multimedia publication since 2006, where she writes about everything from vivarium design to methods of improving laboratory animal welfare.

Elizabeth graduated with a B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Kentucky in 2006 and earned an M.A. in Journalism from Northeastern University in 2008. She loves her horse, Cherokee, and specializes in sharing weird science facts at cocktail parties.

For some animal research and surgical procedures, it's necessary to implement some form of temporary or acute food deprivation. However, even short...
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8.16.2018
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Many metabolic studies involving laboratory animals draw inaccurate conclusions due to misunderstandings about the differences between high fat and control...
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8.15.2018
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In early 2009, a widespread outbreak of mouse parvovirus 1 and 2 (MPV) spread through the 50,000 cages located across the seven campus vivariums located at...
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8.13.2018
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A combination of existing drugs targeted lung cancer cells in laboratory mice, preventing drug resistance, finds new research published in Clinical Cancer...
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8.10.2018
8:39am
The March of Dimes Foundation, a major US non-profit focused on improving child health, has suddenly ended $3 million in research grants, a move that could...
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8.9.2018
8:48am
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Acupuncture is commonly used to relieve pain in both people and pets. Can it also be used alongside traditional medicine to manage pain in laboratory animals?
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8.8.2018
8:39am
For more reliable results on animal research studies, just add some genetic diversity.
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8.7.2018
8:56am
A new animal rights group is urging lawmakers to pass a series of bills targeting the use of laboratory animals in biomedical research.
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8.6.2018
9:00am
A non-psychoactive compound derived from marijuana, cannabidiol, shows promise as an anti-nausea treatment for patients receiving chemotherapy, according to...
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8.3.2018
9:46am
Object recognition tasks are widely used to measure object memory processes in animal models.
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8.2.2018
9:11am
The group is led by Erik Paulsen (R-MN) and Brendan Boyle (D-PA), both of whom have been named Waste Warriors by White Coat Waste, an animal rights group based...
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8.1.2018
9:10am
Genetic testing for pet dogs has become big business in the United States. These tests also offer numerous opportunities to benefit human health, a recent...
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7.31.2018
9:18am
Great Britain performed 3.79 million procedures involving laboratory animals in 2017, down 3.6 percent from the previous year, according to annual statistics...
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7.30.2018
9:02am
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A mother's touch has immediate and long-term effects upon the developing brain of her offspring, new research in laboratory rat moms and their pups...
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7.27.2018
9:28am
A new methodology to transplant human haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) into zebrafish could replace the mouse models currently used.
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7.26.2018
8:42am
Until recently, Astro was part of a study on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Now, the retired research dog serves as a service animal for a teen with the same...
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7.25.2018
8:58am
Cannabis has the potential for numerous therapeutic and medicinal uses, and has become legal in many states in recent years.
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7.24.2018
10:41am
The sunk cost fallacy describes a cognitive and economic phenomenon that describes when individuals remain committed to a choice, even when better alternatives...
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7.20.2018
10:06am
New research on stress and inflammation in the heart could help researchers understand how Parkinson's disease increases the risks of falls and...
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7.19.2018
9:18am
There is currently no effective vaccine candidate to protect against the deadly disease.
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7.18.2018
9:14am
The right food could boost the effectiveness of some cancer drugs, according to two recent studies conducted in laboratory mice.
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7.17.2018
9:17am
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High-fat, high-sugar diets that contribute to obesity lead to the development of Alzheimer's disease in middle-aged laboratory mice, suggests new research...
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7.16.2018
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Have you submitted your nomination for the 2018 Turnkey Awards yet? The deadline is today!
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7.13.2018
11:36am
Could aspirin be the key to treating Alzheimer's disease?
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7.13.2018
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Research into how stem cells become cartilage, bones, or teeth in the developing faces of zebrafish could one day lead to advances in regenerative medicine.
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7.12.2018
9:08am
When the body is stressed, a fight-or-flight immune response can spur the overproduction of white blood cells--which can lead to a heart attack, according to...
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7.11.2018
9:04am
The Brienomyrus brachyistius, a fish commonly referred to as baby whales, uses electrical charges to communicate with and sense the world around them.
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7.9.2018
8:54am
Researchers have finally developed an animal model to study how the Zika virus affects infected fetuses and develop ways to diagnose and treat the illness.
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7.6.2018
9:00am
The study builds upon 18 years of nonhuman primate research.
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7.5.2018
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Comedian John Oliver tackled the trials and tribulations of gene editing July 1 on "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver." The segment highlighted the...
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7.3.2018
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Summer is finally here so ALN is sharing some science-themed books that you might want to bring with you on vacation!
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7.3.2018
8:54am
The discovery, published in the Journal of Neurochemistry, could help researchers understand how sleep problems contribute to alcoholism in people.
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7.2.2018
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A study published in Current Biology on the sleeping habits of fur seals is helping researchers understand the mystery of REM sleep.
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6.29.2018
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Immunization with beneficial bacteria had long-lasting inflammatory effects on the brains of laboratory mice, reducing the physical and behavioral signs of...
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6.28.2018
8:58am
Seventy-eight percent of people with an autoimmune disease are women. However, until now, no one knew why more women than men develop autoimmune disease.
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6.27.2018
9:22am
Researchers have developed new technology capable of powering and communicating with implants within the body, a discovery that could improve drug delivery.
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6.26.2018
9:19am
Conventional laboratory animals live in a highly standardized environment where everything from food to bedding to air changes is highly regulated and...
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6.25.2018
9:30am
A factor that is commonly overlooked is how the handling process affects animal well-being, writes a new study published in Behavioural Neurology.
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6.22.2018
11:00am
Determining the right number of animals to use for a biomedical research study is crucial.
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6.21.2018
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