Behavior Analysis facility
Introducing the Behavioral Analysis Facility. Researchers evaluate the behavioral and functional activities of new pharmacological drugs using diverse functional tests. Learn more about their recent projects.
Enhanced rewarding effect of nicotine in diabetes
Why are the rewarding effects of nicotine greater in diabetic rats?
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.
social housing and testing in rats in PhenoTyper
Rodent social behavior is important in research on neuropsychiatric disorders, but major limitations hamper progress.
Neonatal white matter injury
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.
rat study anabolic steriods
A recent study shows that the use of anabolic steroids diminishes the positive effects of exercise in rats.
zebrafish down syndrome gene autism
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.
Parkinson's research with zebrafish
About zebrafish and their important role in finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease.
DanioVision strain differences zebrafish
A zebrafish is not just a zebrafish.
How do mice act in complete darkness?
How do mice act in complete darkness? Ann-Kristina Fritz and her colleagues ordered a large, round open field with IR backlight, custom made by Noldus, to investigate.
Mountain Bluebird
Everyone with children knows the phenomenon that what is good for a child is not always the best for a parent. The same counts for birds.