Tagged: mouse

Mice lacking a sense of smell stay thin - News

Jean Balchin Jul 06, 2017

Mice that have been engineered to lack a sense of smell lose weight on a high-fat diet, according to a report in today’s issue of Cell Metabolism. The mice ate just as much as counterparts with unaltered senses, yet lost an average of about 16 percent of their body weight. This weight loss was almost entirely from … Read More

Monday Micro – mind manipulating microbes revisited - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Sep 23, 2013

One of my favourite microbes is Toxoplasma gondii, the little protozoa famous for making mice less afraid of cats. T. gondii also causes toxoplasmosis which can be serious, especially for those with a compromised immune system. It’s the reason women are excused from cleaning cat litter trays during pregnancy as infection can result … Read More

CES: NZ start-up takes out consumer electronics innovation award in Vegas - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jan 10, 2011

It was great to see New Zealand start-up Swiftpoint honoured at the CES show here in Vegas for the novel design of its pint-sized finger-controlled computer mouse. If only we had more companies lining up to showcase world-class tech products at a show like this.I bumped into a handful of kiwis at CES – most of whom were up here … Read More

Friday photo, links and video (16th July 2010) - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jul 16, 2010

The end-of-the-week round-up of those open tabs… But first the photo of the week, the rings of Saturn in the distance behind Lutetia photographed in Rosetta’s flyby of Lutetia. For more details see the Rosetta blog. (Source: The Planetary Society blog.) OK, now those links: Australian anti-vaccine group’s harassment of parents covered in ABC news. From PLoS … Read More