Animal Research

OppNet Social and Behavioral Research Grant: Culture, Health, and Wellbeing

OppNet, NIH’s Opportunity Network for basic behavioral and social science research grants, announces its second FY2013 RFA: Basic social and behavioral research on culture, health, and wellbeing (R24). Application Due Date: December 17, 2012 Purpose: This RFA encourages grant applications for infrastructure support to develop, strengthen, and evaluate transdisciplinary approaches More

Did You Ever Wonder Whether Rats Laugh?

Scientific American: Jaak Panksepp of Washington State University woke up one morning and told his students: “let’s go tickle some rats.” Panksepp wondered whether the rat chirps his laboratory had been studying were actually a form of animal laughter. Panksepp recounts what he found in this video and in an More