The UNE behavior core is located in Biddeford, Maine, only 90 miles north of Boston. Our mission is to provide the research community with the highest level of technical expertise, training, instrumentation and related services for assessing behavior in animals. Through utilization of these services, researchers and trainees will gain insight into the function of the nervous system and mechanisms of acute and chronic pain.
Our staff have over 10 years of experience in rodent behavior and surgical methods for producing pain models. We can provide assistance in choosing behavioral test and in conducting statistical analysis for analyzing results.
The core is part of the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) for the study of Pain and Sensory Function, funded by NIGMS grant number, P20GM103643.
General Behavioral Phenotyping: - Observational Screens - Motor Function: Open-field, Gait analysis, Grip strength, Rotorod
Pain/Sensory Testing: - Thermal: Hargreaves Test, Hot/Cold Plate, Tail-flick (Radiant & Immersion) - Mechanical: vonFrey Test - Chemical: Capsaicin Sensitization, Formalin, Carrageenan, CFA, Acetic Acid
Psychiatric: Elevated plus maze, Light/dark box, Forced swim test, Tail suspension - Addiction: Place Preference, Tolerance/Dependence
Learning and Memory: Morris water maze, novel object recognition
Additional Services: - GI Transit - Assay consultation - Training in surgical techniques for small animal surgeries - PK Studies - Blood draw & Tissue collection
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