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Thermal Gradient Ring: bias-free, automated pain and thermal preference in mice

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The Thermal Gradient Ring (TGR) represents a significant leap forward in studying thermal nociception and temperature preference. It is a versatile tool for investigating sensitivity, pain and inflammation mechanisms. Recently, Ugo Basile has developed a new version of the TGR, introducing several important innovations.

Come with us to discover the new TGR 2 and its innovative features!

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Advancing Schizophrenia Research with Ugo Basile's Automated OPERON System

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May 24th is World Schizophrenia Awareness Day. This day represents an important opportunity to reflect on the significance of preclinical research in shedding light on this mental disorder affecting approximately 24 million people worldwide and to highlight the contribution that Ugo Basile, with the OPERON, offers for studying executive functions in preclinical models of schizophrenia.

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World Parkinson's Day: an opportunity to shed light on advancements in scientific research

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April 11th as World Parkinson's Day, World Parkinson's Day, a propitious moment to reflect on the strides made in understanding and treating this complex neurodegenerative disorder, impacting movement, quality of life, and independence.

Understanding of Parkinson's has grown significantly over the past decades, but much work remains to be done in the quest to translate understanding of basic Parkinson's biology into new therapies.

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Advancing Research on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) on World Awareness Day

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental condition that affects individuals in various ways, influencing their communication, social interaction, and behavior. Each year on the 2nd of April we celebrate World Autism Awareness Day, an occasion it's crucial to delve into the intricacies of this condition, fostering understanding and support for those living with autism. Ugo Basile offers two main devices used in studies on autism: the Three-chamber sociability apparatus and the Agora Maze - SocioBox method.

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Brain Awareness Week: promoting brain science worldwide

Brain Awarness Week

The Brain Awareness Week is the annual global campaign organized by the Dana Foundation that shines a spotlight on the wonders of the brain and the importance of brain science in understanding and improving human health. Held each March, the Brain Awareness Week brings together scientists, educators, policymakers, and the public to celebrate the complexities of the brain and promote awareness of neurological research and advancements.

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5-Min Read on Motor Coordination and Motor Function


Although often used in a interchangeable manner, “motor function and motor coordination” have a subtle difference. While “motor function” refers to general motor performance including strength, and in general the ability to execute purposeful movements, “motor coordination” is a slightly more specific concept even more tightly related to measure the harmonious functioning on the muscles and limbs to produce smooth and efficient movements. Read more to discover which Ugo Basile devices are used for these two different applications.

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International Epilepsy Day: Ugo Basile for scientific research on epilepsy

International Epilespy Day

International Epilepsy Day is a global event celebrated annually on the second Monday in February. The initiative is organized by the International Bureau for Epilepsy and the International League Against Epilepsy to promote awareness on epilepsy right around the world.

For this special occasion we explored how Ugo Basile contributes to scientific research for epilepsy, helping to understand this neurological disorder that affects around 50 million people worldwide.

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