This document outlines the projects granted under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 during 2014 with a primary purpose of basic research into the nervous system.
It contains a full list of the 89 projects that were granted.
The first 10 projects are:
- structure and function of cerebellar modules (cerebellum, networks, movement, cognition, behaviour)
- studies of synaptic plasticity in health and disease (neurological diseases, synaptic plasticity, neuronal dysfunction, signalling molecules)
- mechanisms that drive development of brain circuits (brain, neonatal, neuron, sensory experience)
- in vivo analysis of basal ganglia function (Parkinson’s disease, deep brain stimulation, motor cortex, neuronal network oscillations)
- modulating BDNF levels and role in brain growth (growth factor and brain volume)
- sex-linked effects on brain and behaviour (behaviour; brain; psychiatric illness; sex chromosomes; sex differences)
- animal models of migraine (genetic alteration, stem cell graft, migraine, neurology)
- restoring normal sensory and motor function following neural injury (nerve injury, motor function, neuropathy, neuropathic pain, inflammation)
- the acute physiology and pharmacology of acute and chronic pain (afferents, reflexes, pain models, sensitization)
- understanding osteoarthritis pain in dogs (pain, dog, osteoarthritis, phenotype, sensory)