Session 3 - b . Advancements in Laboratory Animal Care, Welfare and Health Record Management
Nov 09, 2018 11:05 AM - 12:40 PM
An increasing number of projects are seeking to understand the genetic and molecular basis of human diseases, define their pathogenesis or evaluate new therapeutic drugs. Using animal models is a good option as it allows considering the entire organism and its complexity, including behavioral outcomes. Standard tests assessing a broad range of phenotypes that seek to mimic human behaviors have been elaborated and are increasingly developed in laboratories. However, their easiness may be a trap that commonly leads to wrong assessments, non-reproducibility between research groups and in the worse case scenario false results. This talk will give an insight on the challenges in producing un-biased results, addressing some of the essential principles of Behavioral Sciences.