The laboratory mouse will be able to pass the test when you want

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2019-03-08 14:30:07

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The laboratory mouse will be able to pass the test when you want

Typically, new technologies that somehow , tested on laboratory mice. Usually they are given a certain task that you want to perform in a specially equipped cage for a long time. The process requires constant monitoring of researchers and hardly pleasant for the mice, but the new laboratory cell Autonomouse able to solve both problems. It is equipped with all necessary equipment for comfortable living mice and automated, so does not require constant oversight.

The Novelty was developed by scientists from the Institute of Francis Crick in great Britain. For a comfortable life of several laboratory animals, the cage is equipped with treadmills, and devices for supplying water and food. How clean waste and dirt are known, but the developers claim that the system is able to provide you with a carefree life of mice for 18 months.

While the researchers don't even need to force them to perform the job. Mouse the right to decide for themselves when they want to do it — in the cell there is a "training room" at the entrance in which the door for the mice automatically closes and does not allow other individuals to interfere with the experiment. Each individual is under the skin RFID chip that records body weight, level of activity, the drinking of water and other indicators, and transmits at a third-party device for processing.

The Work, in which mice are trained in the time convenient for them without human intervention for long periods of time, make our experiments better and more efficiently.

Andreas Schaefer, project Manager

It is Expected that soon the cage Autonomouse is used in many institutions.

As you consider, whether it will make life easier for mice and will simplify the testing? Can you see any difficulties? Your opinion write in the comments or at .

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