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Planned Activities

6/12/2017

On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017, Nikola Stojanović from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Niš, will give a lecture titled Experimental animal models in psychiatric research.” More details are available in the abstract below.

The lecture will start at 18:00, lecture hall no. 8, main University building (Banovina).
 

Experimental animal models in psychiatric research

Nikola Stojanović, Faculty of Medicine, University of Niš, Serbia

Abstract: Medicamentous treatment of psychiatric disorders is very often accompanied by a panel of different side effects related to different organ systems, predominantly with the central nervous system (CNS). Thus, many researchers are focusing their attention on the discovery of potentially new, safer drugs for the treatment of different CNS related disorders. In experimental neuropharmacological research, drug potential is evaluated in several animal models in order to confirm its activity before perusing further its mechanism of action. These animal models have been introduced during the mid-20th century and, up to now, they still represent a useful tool for the assessment of neurotropic drugs. Since our knowledge related to both human and animal CNS functioning has significantly increased during the last decades, we can ask ourselves – are these animal models still applicable?



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