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From Appetite to Alsatians!

This event takes places on the ground floor and has step-free access
Past event - 2024
13 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Future Yard, 75 Argyle Street, Birkenhead ,
Liverpool CH41 6AB
Join us for an evening of vets, pets, brains and beetles! Discover what tiny beetles can tell us about the huge problem of viruses, what we have in common with our beloved canine companions and why you're always hungry! Delve into the fascinating work happening across Merseyside to help humans and our animal friends be happier and healthier.

Healthy Brain, Healthy Hound

Dr Stef Phillipps (Senior Lecturer)
We know dogs are a man's best friend, but do they have more in common with us than we realise? Dogs can experience a range of neurological problems, some of which are very similar to those in humans. At the Small Animal Teaching Hospital in Leahurst, we treat a variety of these conditions - from seizures and brain tumours, to dogs that can't walk and inflammation of the brain. Stef will shine a light on these problems and the treatment for our canine friends, along with the research happening at Leahurst to better the lives of man's best friend.

Why are you Hungry?

Dr Nicolas Nunn (IP Commercialisation Manager)
The need to eat is the most fundamental biological drive - even more so than reproduction, as you can't reproduce without enough energy! Nic's research aims to unravel the complex brain control of hunger and energy balance. Why do you feel hungry, and how can medicine target the brain to combat obesity and diabetes?

Bringing the Beetles Back to Liverpool

Jacob Cohen (PhD Student)
Surprisingly, there is a lot to learn from beetles, and there are more parallels to humans than you might imagine. In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic the need to understand how parasites (e.g. viruses, bacteria, worms) spread through a population is more important than ever. So, what can insects tell us about parasite spread? And how can studying beetles and their parasites tell us anything about the way viruses move through human populations?
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