Sleep is critical to health and yet is rarely measured in animal models. This webinar highlights a noninvasive method for studying sleep in rodents. Topics covered include 3Rs, user experience, automation, and data analysis.
Sleep research has historically focused on the basic functions and regulation of sleep, and genes that influence sleep. As details of the relationship between sleep, health and disease have become clear, sleep studies are of increasing interest to researchers beyond the sleep field. The availability of user friendly technology provides a platform to easily incorporate sleep behavior into disease models and relevant applications, as well as provides a simpler method for investigating basic sleep functions.
In this exclusive webinar sponsored by Signal Solutions LLC, Dr. Bruce O’Hara discusses methodology, best-practices and use studies of the PiezoSleep system. Discussion focuses on how these techniques can answer questions about animal behavior, phenotyping and relationships between sleep and disease. Dr. O’Hara also highlights the benefits of the PiezoSleep system that can assess sleep, wake and breathing variables.
In this webinar, experts at The Myers Neuro-Behavioral Core Facility at Tel-Aviv University address specific advantages and limitations of today’s home cage monitoring (HCM) technology used in behavioral research.
Sex, Sugar, Fat, and Heat: Factors That Affect Energy Budgets, Weight Management and Behaviors in Mice
Dr. Lauren Woodie and Dr. Matthew Morris present their research involving metabolism, diet, and energy expenditure in mouse models.
Sharon Ladyman and Vicki Vieira-Potter share their research on the effects of hormones and pregnancy on daily activity in mice.