In utero alcohol exposure, the effects on brain and behavior
About 10% of women worldwide drink during their pregnancy. This could cause the fetus to suffer from fetal alcohol syndrome, which can lead altered tissue structures in the brain to motor deficits.
Zebrafish behaviors shows true effect of chemicals on aquatic animals
Modern industrial processes, agricultural practices and domestic waste result in all sorts of chemicals getting into our waters. CPC is widely used. How does it affect the fish?
The Hypothalamus is involved in locomotion? Complex dopamine circuitry uncovered
By measuring locomotion and investigating dopaminergic neurons, complex dopamine circuitry is uncovered. How are amphetamine and our biological clock involved in this?
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?
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.
The open field test: A staple in behavioral batteries
The open field test is a locomotor, exploratory and/or anxiety test. Can we measure all these behaviors in a simple enclosed arena? This is exactly what we talk about in this blog, and the discussion surrounding this.
Vestibulopathy: movement and balance issues investigated in rats
It is hard to diagnose vestibulopathy, so a rat model was developed to study the progress of symptoms, from day one to day 30 after ear injury. Results can improve future human diagnosis and therapy options.