Friday, November 09, 2007

Japanese scientists create "fearless" mouse!

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A  team of University of Tokyo researchers led by professors Hitoshi Sakano and Ko Kobayakawa have announced they have genetically engineered a mouse that does not fear cats, simply by controlling its sense of smell. By tweaking genes to disable certain functions of the olfactory bulb — the area of the brain that receives information about smells directly from olfactory receptors in the nose — the researchers were able to create a “fearless” mouse that does not try to flee when it smells cats, foxes and other predators.

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2 Comments:

At Nov 10, 2007, 1:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this mean the mouse will go up to them and be all LOL O HAI GUYZ then get eaten? D8;
lucy

 
At Nov 10, 2007, 4:04:00 PM, Blogger Kip said...

I NO TASTE LEIK CHEEZBURGER, YOU NOT HAVE TO EAT ME.

 

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