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.

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.