Category Archives: Michaela Loft

Meek no more: turning mice into predators

A recent study published in the journal Cell, has shown that  switching on a particular group of neurons in the mouse brain can turn these otherwise timid creatures into aggressive predators. Why would anyone want to do this you might … Continue reading

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Are you my type? The fascinating world of blood types

With our 30th birthdays on the horizon my best friend and I decided to make a bucket list. As the months ticked by one thing on my list stood out – blood donation. I must admit I feel slightly ashamed … Continue reading

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Sensation: “it’s the rat’s whiskers!”

When I tell people I study rodent whiskers I’m often met with a slightly puzzled look. More often than not, I get asked ‘why?’ which is probably fair enough since to the general population it might seem like a slightly … Continue reading

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