Experts discuss how microscopy, electrophysiology, and optogenetics are used to study microglial calcium signaling and epileptic networks in awake head-fixed mice.
Archive for: Animal Behavior
THU, OCT 1, 2020
Sharon Ladyman and Vicki Vieira-Potter share their research on the effects of hormones and pregnancy on daily activity in mice.
Joanna Moore and Kenneth Dyar present applications of the DVC® system from different research perspectives and discuss how home cage monitoring can be used to study animal model development, physiology and behavior.
Carl Petersen and Alexei Verkhratsky share their research on homeostatic neuroglia and imaging of neuronal network function.
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.
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.