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In one study from 2006, surgical residents learning to splice tiny blood vessels in rats were trained in either a spaced sequence — one session a week, for four weeks — or all at once, blasting through all four sessions in a single, “massed,” block.
He had known that his mother, Sandy Quimby, a half-hour away in Eagle River, was a pack rat.
The researchers then removed the rats from the pen for five minutes and swapped the locations of two objects.
We saw that it actually reduced heroin-seeking behavior in the rat model.
Before the pandemic, most people in New York City called in rats they saw in the subway, in parks or right by restaurants.
Of the 50 survey responses from North America, 53 percent reported they were getting more calls about rats, and 88 percent reported more new rat-related clients.
Into the device the experimenters put pairs of rats, one of which was destined to be denied sleep.
WHY SLEEP DEPRIVATION KILLSVERONIQUE GREENWOODJUNE 4, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
When his rats were just a day or two from death, the experimental protocol called for him to let them sleep and observe their electroencephalograms, or EEGs.
WHY SLEEP DEPRIVATION KILLSVERONIQUE GREENWOODJUNE 4, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
Only about that dreadful Mr Trenchard; you know the reason why he ratted?
SYBILBENJAMIN DISRAELI
Twenty-five years o' service in the life-savin' corps an' ain't let to go out now without these der-r-r-ratted contraptions!
THE FLYING DEATHSAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS

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