Extracellular vesicles from umbilical cords improve traumatic spinal cord injury
Spinal cord injury is crippling and hard to treat. Secondary injury caused by inflammation and scarring significantly impact motor function and locomotion. Extracellular vesicles can improve recovery.
Suture anchors for rotator cuff injuries: a new animal model
Almost half of the people over the age of 60 have a rotator cuff tear in the shoulder. Research is aimed at improving surgical techniques, but techniques used in animal models differ from those applied on humans.
What you need to know about the CatWalk gait analysis method
Let's take a little step back and talk about the history and technology of the CatWalk system. What was the reason of creating this gait analysis system for rats and mice? How does it work?
True or false? 10 statements about gait research in rodents
There are many ‘facts’ going around about rodent gait research tests and systems. How well they work, drawbacks, what they can and cannot measure. In this article, we get some of the facts straight.
CatWalk XT gait analysis versus treadmills
In this blog post we will discuss the pros and cons of different gait assessing methods, and compare them to the CatWalk XT gait analysis method.
3 ways to use rodent gait analysis in CatWalk XT
CatWalk XT has been used for gait analysis in multiple studies and has helped experimental procedures for a number of neurological disorders and in lesion models. These 3 blogs tell you more about that!
Quantifying locomotion in rats using CatWalk XT
Gait analysis is a powerful tool in evaluating behavioral and physiological changes in clinical and pre-clinical rodent models.
Using CatWalk XT to analyze variations in gait performance in adolescent mice
Rodents are the most common model organisms in biomedical research. Automated gait analysis provides a precise and objective means of analyzing behavioral and physiological changes in rodent models.
Mice walking again after a complete spinal cord crush
Researchers from the University of Bochum achieved significant scientific results by making mice walk again after a complete spinal cord crush! Read more about it in this blog post.
A new sensory and motor scale for the CIA arthritis mouse model
Dr. Bonnefont and her colleagues at IRMB in France just recently proposed a new ArthriSM scale to predict motor and sensory functional deficits in arthritis mouse model. Read more about it in her blog post!