The biology of the brain

2021-10-11T11:19:57+01:0025 September 2019|

Studying mouse brain development can give insights into human neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders, as well as help diagnose rare genetic conditions

Isolating cause and effect with sensitive mice

2014-12-10T12:53:27+00:0010 December 2014|

10.12.14 The smallest environmental change can have an impact on a mouse. Natasha Karp explains how experiments must be carefully designed to take this into account to reduce future animal usage.

Odour, ardour and anger

2014-09-05T08:15:20+01:005 September 2014|

04.09.14 Why do male and female mice behave differently? As Ximena Ibarra-Soria explains, smell plays a role but it’s not as straightforward as you might expect.

Is it as plain as the nose on one’s face?

2012-09-14T12:51:06+01:0014 September 2012|

13 Sept 2012: Have you ever considered whether we all sense the world the same way? Darren Logan at the Sanger Institute studies how our genes influence how we perceive the environment around us, and how our brains makes sense of our senses.

Handle with care: animal husbandry’s virtuous circle

2012-09-03T08:51:38+01:003 September 2012|

3 Sept 2012: Jacqui White, from the Institute's Mouse Genetics team, describes how our researchers are committed to treating their animals in the most humane, caring and sensitive way possible ...