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
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.
Horseshoe crabs video tracking
Recently, I came across an interesting paper in which American horseshoe crabs were video-tracked to investigate their internal clocks.
Mosquitofish video tracking
You recently moved into your new house. How do you feel? How do you act in this new space? The answers may depend on how long you have lived there…