Lab mice afraid of men: Male researchers may raise stress levels, while females don’t. (VIDEO)

Are Lab Mice Afraid of Male Researchers, but Not Females? (Video.)

Are Lab Mice Afraid of Male Researchers, but Not Females? (Video.)

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May 1 2014 2:30 PM

Are Lab Mice Afraid of Men?

And what does that mean for male researchers?

A new study in Nature Methods suggests that male researchers stress out lab mice, while female ones don’t. And that isn’t just human males—male dogs, guinea pigs, and cats also provoked a response.