Contrary to common methods, gait analysis can detect clinically relevant symptoms early on, researchers say.
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.
Rodent social behavior is important in research on neuropsychiatric disorders, but major limitations hamper progress.
So what kind of behavior can you measure? We haven't had time to follow all five behavior research tracks but here are a few highlights of the first conference day.
How zebrafish are helping us to discover the mechanisms behind this neurodegenerative disease.
Worm infections can cause cognitive problems. But it’s unclear if it affects learning, memory, or both.
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.
Preterm birth is a major problem in neonatal healthcare. Erik van Tilborg developed a new animal model to closely mimic this clinical situation, an important step in finding new treatment options.
A recent study shows that the use of anabolic steroids diminishes the positive effects of exercise in rats.
Knockout of Down syndrome gene in zebrafish leads to autistic-like behaviors: Though earlier knockout models in mice failed, researchers have developed a successful zebrafish model.