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The clockwork behind depression

Globally, an estimated 350 million people of all ages suffer from depression and the number is increasing. Currently, we don’t know exactly what causes depression. However, what we do know is that depression and the circadian rhythm

Cyagen Biosciences – Helping you choose the right animal model for your research

While many animal models are available “ off the shelf ” through various repositories and collaborations, generation of novel animal models has allowed for more effective studies, not limited by previously derived lines/ strains. Historically, researchers have

Immune depression in the malnourished child: Knowledge all dressed up with nowhere to go

Nearly one million children under five years of age die annually from wasting deficits of protein and energy acting in synergy with pneumonia and diarrhea, and this toll is undoubtedly exceeded numerically by an additional burden of

Good morning… let the stress begin. What is stress and how do we study it?

The American Psychological Association estimates that more than 70% of Americans regularly experience the physiological or psychological symptoms associated with chronic stress, with a third of the population thought to be living with extreme levels of stress.

Oxygen-transfer performance of a new, very low-volume membrane oxygenator

During heart surgery, an external system (extracorporeal circulation) is often needed to replace the normal function of the heart and lungs to ensure blood circulation to the brain and all other organs. One key element of this

Epileptic rats as perfect models to understand epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a neurological disease that affects about 1% of the population in the world, most of them being children and teenagers. Animals suffering from epileptic seizures can also be found in several species (dogs, cats, chicken,