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Subpopulation of hypothalamic POMC neurons

Feb 02, 2016

Sex difference in physical activity, energy expenditure and obesity driven by a subpopulation of hypothalamic POMC neurons...

BBSRC-funded PhD studentship available

Jan 22, 2016

A BBSRC-funded PhD place is available to work on a collaborative project in the Lindon and Ladds groups...

Ewan St. John Smith on Cambridge TV

Jan 03, 2016

Dr Ewan St. John Smith was interviewed recently for a programme on Cambridge TV about ageing where he talks about naked mole-rats and why they might live so long....

Two NC3Rs funded PhD studentships

Dec 21, 2015

Two NC3Rs studentships have been awarded to two Pharmacology PI's - Dr Mathew Harper and Dr Walid T Khaled...

Dr Zoé Husson awarded a EMBO Fellowship

Dec 10, 2015

Dr Zoé Husson awarded a EMBO Fellowship. Many congratulations! Zoé project aims at identifying the molecular adaptations evolved by naked mole-rats to resist severe hypoxia without neurotoxicity compared to hypoxia-sensitive mouse models...

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Khaled, WT, Lee SC et al. (2015) BCL11A is a triple-negative breast cancer gene with critical functions in stem and progenitor cells. Nature Communications doi: 10.1038/ncomms6987


Lewin, G. R., Lechner, S. G. and Smith, E. St. J. (2014). Nerve growth factor and nociception: from experimental embryology to new analgesic therapy. Handb Exp Pharmacol, 220, 251-82.