San Diego, California - For more than a century, the laboratory mouse (Mus musculus) has stood in for humans in experiments ranging from deciphering disease and brain function to explaining social behaviors and the nature of obesity. The small rodent has proven to be an indispensable biological tool, the basis for decades of profound scientific discovery and medical progress.

Los Angeles, California - According to a new nationwide survey, most Americans are worried about the spread of Ebola abroad, but less about it affecting America or their own families.

Davis, California - Long-term exposure to triclosan, an antimicrobial agent commonly found in a broad array of soaps, shampoos, toothpastes and other consumer products, may have potentially serious health consequences, reports a research team including a UC Davis scientist.

Austin, Texas - Job authority increases symptoms of depression among women, but decreases them among men, according to a new study from University of Texas at Austin sociologist Tetyana Pudrovska.

Cambridge, Massachusetts - For as long as she can remember, Andrea Ippolito has known that she wanted to be an engineer.

Chicago, Illinois - A coordinated emergency response by healthcare teams to treat heart attack patients meant faster care that was associated with improved survival, according to late-breaking research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.