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

The Guide requires “appropriate training to ensure that good surgical technique is practiced.” Proper technique takes practice—and sometimes numerous animal...
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10.11.2018
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Global health officials are worried as simultaneous outbreaks of African swine fever emerged in China and Western Europe in recent months.
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10.5.2018
11:04am
The TurnKey Facility of the Year Award recognizes outstanding achievements in the design/build of a new or renovated laboratory animal facility.
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10.3.2018
8:49am
The TurnKey Team of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding staff working in laboratory animal research.
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10.2.2018
9:22am
Because the TurnKey Awards committee received so many outstanding nominations for the TurnKey Innovations in the 3Rs Award, they decided to recognize two...
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10.1.2018
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A veterinary drug similar to one used to treat human metabolic syndrome prevents laminitis in horses, finds a new study published in PLOS ONE.
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9.28.2018
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The Yucatan miniature pig shows great promise as a research model for hippocampal-dependent human memory disorders, such as traumatic brain injuries and...
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9.27.2018
8:45am
PREPARE is a relatively new set of guidelines that help researchers plan their experiments in a way that maximize animal welfare and stress the 3Rs.
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9.26.2018
10:02am
Four million neonatal deaths occur each year due to birth asphyxia, according to estimates from WHO.
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9.25.2018
8:58am
Four major airlines are facing a legal challenge in an effort to reverse the ban on transporting animals used for biomedical research.
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9.21.2018
10:30am
When it comes to disabilities, research labs want to be as accommodating as possible. However, having a service dog poses some major challenges to a career in...
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9.20.2018
8:45am
A 60-year-old study that almost didn't get published helped advance our understanding of how the inner workings of human immune systems function.
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9.19.2018
8:50am
A Rhesus macaque went missing from the New Iberia Research Center, part of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, this past weekend.
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9.18.2018
8:53am
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Organ transplantation can be tricky. Some organs are easily accepted by the recipient's immune system, rarely resulting in organ rejection. However, other...
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9.17.2018
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Researchers have discovered an antibiotic treatment that is effective against the food poisoning bug Listeria.
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9.14.2018
8:53am
People are much more likely to have another heart attack or stroke when they've already had one. Thanks to research in mice, we now know why.
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9.13.2018
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Social housing is an easy way to improve laboratory animal welfare. Unfortunately, male mice can be quite aggressive, making it difficult to house multiple...
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9.12.2018
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The White Coat Waste Project, a conservative animal rights watchdog group, filed a lawsuit against the USDA last week, seeking information about experiments...
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9.11.2018
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An immune reaction is usually a good thing--but sometimes the system goes into overdrive. Molecular checkpoints prevent the immune system from attacking...
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9.10.2018
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Researchers have identified a new animal model that mimics the sleep disturbances, changes in circadian rhythm, and cognitive impairment seen in people with...
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9.7.2018
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The biomedical research sector in Spain is becoming more transparent about research involving animals, finds a report released by the European Animal Research...
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9.6.2018
9:10am
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Human beings can live for up to 120 years, while some primates live only half that amount of time. Why is there such a difference in expected lifespan?
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9.5.2018
8:59am
Researchers have found a way to reverse the effects of intergenerational stress associated with parental trauma, thanks to research conducted in laboratory...
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9.4.2018
8:42am
An experimental drug for a deadly brain cancer is being tested in dogs. If effective, the therapeutic could also help humans with glioblastoma.
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8.31.2018
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A debate is raging on about what is best for former research chimpanzees.
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8.30.2018
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ALN spoke with Deepak Kaushal, who was recently announced as the new Director of the Southwest National Primate Research Center, one of seven NIH-supported...
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8.29.2018
9:11am
When your body gets cold, it begins to shiver in an attempt to boost heat production. However, shivering can quickly tire muscles.
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8.28.2018
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Lawmakers are considering an amendment to a major appropriations bill that would revoke funding to any NIH research facilities that have not moved all...
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8.27.2018
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A new treatment featuring a synthetic chemical makes aggressive glioblastoma cells self-destruct, finds new research conducted in laboratory mice.
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8.24.2018
9:56am
Animal research continues to be a hotly contested issue in America, according to the results of a new Pew Research Center survey.
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8.23.2018
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Wax moth larvae showed promise as a novel model for tuberculosis infection, says recent research published in Virulence.
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8.22.2018
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Animals used for biomedical research sometimes receive glucocorticoids as a part of study protocol. It's important that delivery of these hormones be...
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8.21.2018
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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
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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
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
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