Results of mouse studies substantially affected by the way the animals are handled

A new paper published in Scientific Reports has highlighted that the method by which mice are picked up by researchers can substantially change their behaviour in cognitive tests.

The NC3Rs-funded research, which was carried out by Dr Kelly Gouveia and Professor Jane Hurst from the University of Liverpool, evidences how non-aversive tunnel handling can improve mouse performance in behavioural tests compared to traditional tail handling.

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