Most humans can tell you they’re in pain. However, assessing pain sensitivity in rodents during preclinical studies is a challenge.
Alzheimer's treatment
Xu Liu and colleagues recently investigated the effects of Ginkgo biloba extract on a mouse model for Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
eating behavior mice
Craving a snack, the joy of eating it. The part of our brain that regulates this is the lateral hypothalamus. An interesting targer for addiction and eating disorder research.
drosophila melanogaster
The number of children diagnosed with developmental disorders has increased exponentially in the past 20 yearschemicals such as BPA have been under investigation lately.
Fragile X
The treatment of Fragile X syndrome is limited to the symptoms. One of the factors currently holding back drug development is the difficulty of finding a reliable behavioral test for neurobiological studies.
Parkinson's disease research
These studies specifically investigate the long-term effects of L-DOPA or levopoda, a common clinical treatment for Parkinson's disease, with which many patients struggle.
Parkinson's
Gait impairment is one of the most prominent symptoms of Parkinson's disease. For good research you need good models and good tests.
Zealand zebrafish meeting
We like zebrafish and the promise they hold for neuroscience research. A good reason to mention some of the most interesting zebrafish studies we have been highlighting on our blog lately.
autism male female differences
Women and Venus, men and Mars, right? In mice, the establishment of social hierarchies is sex-dependent.
zebrafish stress
Stress is a natural thing, and how we cope with it differs from person to person. In research, we use the term coping style, something that emerges early on in life for zebrafish.
Spotted rat
The cerebellum, our “little brain”, is all about motor control; more specifically, it’s about coordination, precision, and timing.