Most humans can tell you they’re in pain. However, assessing pain sensitivity in rodents during preclinical studies is a challenge.
Parkinson's disease research
Parkinson’s disease: the neurodegenerative disorder that affects mobility in a life-changing way. Learn more about relevant measures in pre-clinical studies.
Alzheimer's research
Experts estimate that by 2050, 100 million people will have Alzheimer’s disease (AD), which is a shockingly large number. Learn more about the research that has been done in order to find a cure.
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Enhanced rewarding effect of nicotine in diabetes
Why are the rewarding effects of nicotine greater in diabetic rats?
Contrary to common methods, gait analysis can detect clinically relevant symptoms early on, researchers say.
Heat map Morris water maze testing EthoVision XT
First developed in 1981 by Richard Morris, the Morris water maze task is still one of the most popular tests for memory and learning in rodents.
zebrafish embryo danioscope coiling behavior
How zebrafish are helping us to discover the mechanisms behind this neurodegenerative disease.
Morris water maze testing learning memory mice
Worm infections can cause cognitive problems. But it’s unclear if it affects learning, memory, or both.
PTSD and immune system
It is pretty well-known that stress and anxiety have an effect on the immune system. This can be a real problem, especially in psychiatric disorders.
rat study anabolic steriods
A recent study shows that the use of anabolic steroids diminishes the positive effects of exercise in rats.