Monday, May 10, 2010

Good News Everyone!

A breakthrough!
Humans have a common facial expression that conveys pain – and now Canadian researchers have shown that mice make a similar “pain face.”

A new “mouse grimace scale” will make it easier for researchers to assess the pain-control benefits of new drugs in lab animals, says Jeff Mogil, a pain researcher at McGill University in Montreal.
I'm looking forward to the “kitten grimace scale” and the “puppy grimace scale” on which I expect the research to be THOROUGH.

12 comments:

fish said...

Grimace pain scale

tigris said...

Fish, that is AWESOME.

Substance McGravitas said...

Getting two arms removed hurts.

Rusty Shackleford said...

Evil Grimace: the Daffy Duck to Ronald's Bugs Bunny

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Somebody got grant money to kick mice in the 'nads?

Substance McGravitas said...

I don't think you can deny that you need someone with really really tiny feet for that, so there must have been some expense involved.

Dillon said...

In a related story, Mickey Kaus is doing research on the O-faces of goats.

Another Kiwi said...

This, er, pain researcher job, there are many vacancies?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Very fancy, fish.

Now let's see one for Danio rerio, for double special extra credits.
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I am concerned that fish has time to do such things.

Smut Clyde said...

“kitten grimace scale”
LOWWWWLcats.

Another Kiwi said...

Also I got the Futurama reference. I am down wiv the kids