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randy nelson  

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.

Ali Rezai and Ashley Mears  

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 library  

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.