Experts discuss how functional ultrasound imaging in awake head-fixed mice can help advance basic neuroscience and neurovascular research, as well as preclinical drug discovery.
Archive for: Animal Behavior
Experts discuss current biosafety requirements and what home cage monitoring can teach us in bioexclusion and biocontainment studies.
It is well established that nesting materials are an important inclusion for mouse cages. We wanted to determine whether there was a significant difference in mice activity when offered three different material choices and whether there was any correlation between activity in the cage and nest complexity.
A growing body of evidence suggests that Home Cage Monitoring studies are becoming key tools for in vivo animal research for three main reasons: reduction in animal distress thereby increasing welfare, minimization of biases (wanted and unwanted), and increased reproducibility of data.
Experts discuss case studies and experimental data from various applications using a newly developed automated system to measure vision based on the optomotor reflex.
Chris Rand discusses the updated 200A Olfactometer from Aurora Scientific. He walks through setting up the system before sharing best practices, all while demonstrating the integral functions of the system.
Scientists present data on 2-photon imaging of hippocampal place cells and on stress monitoring in head-fixed awake behaving mice.
Scientists present case studies featuring single-cell electrophysiology and 2-photon microscopy in head-fixed, behaving mice.
An essential webinar for scientists interested in recording synchronized video with physiological measurements in human or animal research applications.
Experts discuss new configurable wireless technologies for single unit electrophysiology recording in small and large animals, with a focus on applications, methodology, data outcomes, and the impact these devices will have in research involving untethered, naturally behaving subjects.