Imagine being woken up at 3 a.m. to navigate a corn maze, memorize 20 items on a shopping list or pass your driver’s test. According to a new analysis out of West Virginia University, that’s often what it’s like to be a rodent in a biomedical study. Mice and rats, which make up the vast majority of animal models, are nocturnal. Yet a survey of animal studies across eight behavioral neuroscience domains showed that most behavioral testing is conducted during the day, when the rodents would normally be at rest.
The Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute Monday (June 14) announced the first procedure in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, and among the first in the U.S., to use new deep brain stimulation technology that has the potential to improve the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, tremor, dystonia, and other movement disorders.
WVU Libraries will offer two opportunities to attend a Research Commons workshop on Zotero, a free, online citation manager that can help you collect, organize, format and share citations.
Joining a club that sparks a new interest, playing a new intramural sport or finding a new group of friends may be just as indicative of a college freshman’s loss of self-control as drinking or drug use, according to new research at WVU.
Several more Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences residents will present their research projects during grand rounds on Wednesday (June 16) at 7 a.m. over Zoom.
The large stationary radio telescope CHIME, the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment, has detected 535 fast radio bursts between 2018 and 2019, during its first year of operation. WVU engineer Kevin Bandura explained FRBs are a key to understanding the universe a little bit more.