We offer three types of services 1. we conduct and analyze behavioral experiments for you in your facilities. 2. we rent and install the necessary behavioral equipment in your facility and teach you how to use it (including computer, softwares, video camera, observation cages and microphones if required) to get data that we will analyze for you. 3. we perform the analyses of any behavioral data: we analyze your data according to your needs, with state-of-the-art dedicated softwares. The service includes raw data analyses, statistics and report writing. For more details, please see pages video and audio analyses or contact us with this link. We are now able to conduct the full experiments for you in our own facilities. Please ask us for more details.
We specifically offer to investigate two powerful behavioral indicators of social abilities and acoustic communication in these preclinical models: 1. We developed and analyze with new highly dedicated software the behavior of animals in a social interaction task -SIT (De Chaumont et al., Nature Methods 2012; Avale et al., FASEB J. 2011). 2. We record and analyze ultrasonic vocalizations (USVs; Chabout et al., 2012).
The opportunity to combine these new approaches will help the validation of animal models of human pathologies, to assess therapeutic efficiency of new molecules, to check for potential toxic or side effects of drugs, or to explore new applications for existing molecules (drug repositioning).
We know how data are important for you but how easy it is to be overwhelmed by numerous data from various experiments. We also know that you collaborate with experts but analyses are frequently delayed and we can temporarily match your most urgent needs.Brain@vior can be your solution: we help your research team to be faster and more efficient.
New publications :
Acute stress in adulthood impoverishes social choices and triggers aggressiveness in preclinical models (2014) Anne Nosjean, Arnaud Cressant, Fabrice de Chaumont, Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin, Frédéric Chauveau and Sylvie Granon. Front. Behav. Neurosci. | doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2014.00447
Mice Gamble for Food: Individual Differences in Risky Choices and Prefrontal Cortex Serotonin (2013). Pittaras E, Cressant A, Serreau P, Bruijel J, Dellu-Hagedorn F, Callebert J, Rabat A and Granon S J Addict Res Ther S4:011. doi: 10.4172/2155-6105.S4-011
Nonaggressive and adapted social cognition is controlled by the interplay between noradrenergic and nicotinic receptor mechanisms in the prefrontal cortex. Coura RS, Cressant A, Xia J, de Chaumont F, Olivo-Marin JC, Pelloux Y, Dalley JW, Granon S. FASEB J. 2013 Jul 23. [Epub ahead of print]
Making choice between competing rewards in uncertain vs. safe social environment: role of neuronal nicotinic receptors of acetylcholine. Chabout J, Cressant A, Hu X, Edeline JM, Granon S. Front Hum Neurosci. 2013 Aug 27;7:468