Osher Center’s “Calm Mouse” Research on Cover of Molecular Medicine

The cover of the April 2012 issue of Molecular Medicine featured Osher Center research on The Calm Mouse: An Animal Model of Stress Reduction, which was was led by Osher Fellow Blake Gurfein, PhD. In this study, mice were placed in cages with enhancements designed to reduce stress, and several physiological measurements were compared within four intervention and control groups.

The results suggest that the calm mouse model represents a promising approach to studying the biological effects of stress reduction in the context of health and in conjunction with existing disease models.

The research team includes: Blake Gurfein, Andrew Stamm, Peter Bacchetti, Mary Dallman, Nachiket Nadkarni, Jeffrey Milush, Chadi Touma, Rupert Palme, Charles Pozzo Di Borgo, Gilles Fromentin, Rachel Lown-Hecht, Jan Pieter Konsman, Michael Acree, Mary Premenko-Lanier, Nicolas Darcel, Frederick Hecht, and Douglas Nixon.


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