The Myers Neuro-Behavioral Core Facility (Tel Aviv, Israel), recently purchased an ErasmusLadder for their growing motor section of the facility. “We hope that it will add some information on cerebellar functioning in several disorders that are routinely researched at the facility, such as ataxia, Huntington’s disease, and Traumatic brain injury”, says Lior Bikoveski, the manager of the Core Facility.
Technology at the Myers Core Facility
The Myers Core Facility of the Tel Aviv University provides labs both inside and outside of the university with state-of-the art technology for neuro-behavioral tests in various mouse models. ErasmusLadder is their latest purchase from Noldus, following a line of licenses that include EthoVision XT, Media Recorder, UltraVox XT, and CatWalk XT.
These products are used for contract research, as well as teaching purposes. The facility helps labs in setting up their own behavioral procedures and perform parts of it for them, such as EthoVision XT analysis.
In addition, they are mapping the naïve behavior of the different mouse strains in the facility, and plan on using ErasmusLadder to add interesting information on the differences between the strains.
ErasmusLadder is a complete system for the assessment of motor performance and motor control in mice. Originally designed to study phenotypes related to the cerebellum, such as ataxia and Parkinson’s disease, it has also found application in other fields, such as autism.
For more information on ErasmusLadder, go to www.noldus.com/erasmusladder
For more information on the Myers Neuro-Behavioral Core Facility, go to http://sicf.tau.ac.il/bu/