Bridging the translational divide: Identical cognitive touchscreen testing in mice and humans carrying mutations in a disease-relevant homologous gene

J. Nithianantharajah* (Corresponding Author), A. G. McKechanie, T. J. Stewart, M. Johnstone, D. H. Blackwood, D. St Clair, S. G.N. Grant, T. J. Bussey, L. M. Saksida

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Development of effective therapies for brain disorders has been hampered by a lack of translational cognitive testing methods. We present the first example of using the identical touchscreen-based cognitive test to assess mice and humans carrying disease-related genetic mutations. This new paradigm has significant implications for improving how we measure and model cognitive dysfunction in human disorders in animals, thus bridging the gap towards effective translation to the clinic.

Original languageEnglish
Article number14613
Number of pages5
JournalScientific Reports
Early online date1 Oct 2015
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015


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