The impact of different brain regions on mouse locomotor behavior

Stepping Forward

In our ageing society, neurological movement disorders form an increasing burden. For most of these diseases, no effective therapy is available. To facilitate scientific research of the causes of and cures for movement disorders, we will develop, test and implement more precise techniques for measuring gait patterns in mice. We will combine these with site-specific neural stimulations and genetic therapy to increase our understanding of brain control in health and disease, and explore new routes for curing currently untreatable movement disorders.

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The role of Noldus

The main focus of Noldus in this project will be to develop of the next generation of its CatWalk XT product, which will be a key tool in the project for the precise measurement of gait patterns in mice. 

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The project is led by the Erasmus Medical Centre. Leiden University Medical Centre and Noldus are the other partners.


Stepping Forward is financed by the project partners and the Dutch government under the TKI-LSH Match Call for PPP allowance.