Centro de Educación Médica Vagelos, en New York

  Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), inauguró el pasado Agosto del 2016 su nuevo edificio de educación médica y de postgrado en el norte de Manhattan   El Centro de Educación Vagelos, diseñado por el estudio de arquitectura interdisciplinario Diller Scofidio + Renfro en Nueva York, en colaboración con Gensler como arquitecto ejecutivo, es una torre…

Guide to the care and use of experimental animals

The hundreds of pages of information contained in the current two volumes of the guide represents steps in the evolution of efforts by the CCAC to provide the means by which the use of animals in research, teaching and testing in Canada can be performed in accord with basic principles of human treatment INDICE I.…

Housing and welfare in laboratory rats: effects of cage stocking density and behavioural predictors of welfare

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, 1999, 58, 563–586 Using male and female Alderley Park (Wistar-derived) rats housed in single-sex groups in standard laboratory cages, we looked at the effect of group size (one, three, five or eight) on competitive behaviour and time budgeting (initial and longer term), changes in their serum testosterone (males), corticosterone and antibody concentrations, and…

Behavior of laboratory animals under unnatural conditions

Domestic animals are animals whose living conditions and reproduction, among other things, are controlled by man. As such, the current discussion about the welfare of domestic animals is similar for farm, companion, laboratory, and zoo animals. It concerns identification of the behavioral and physiological needs of the animals and development of living conditions that enable…

Effects of Experience and Environment on the Developing and Mature Brain: Implications for Laboratory Animal Housing

Decades of research have determined that an animal`s brain structure and behavior are molded by experience. Expected experience that plays a critical role in early organization of the brain may be encoded via a process of overproduction of synaptic connections followed by the loss of those that are underutilized during a critical period. However, novel…