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Diseases and disorders of the central nervous system (CNS)

Diseases and Disorders of the Central Nervous System (CNS)

This research area is represented primarily by the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, which conducts research in the fields of anxiety and anxiety-related disorders, eating disorders and regulation of eating, and various motor diseases and disorders. The central topic of focus is exploring the effective mechanisms of drugs targeting the CNS and the causes of behavioral disorders and brain diseases. The Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology studies these topics using animal models (genetically modified mice and rats, mutant rodents) in cooperation with the Institute of Animal Welfare and Behavior.

Infectious CNS diseases are researched by the Institute of Virology (Borna disease virus and herpes virus infections in horses), the Institute of Veterinary Pathology, and the Equine Clinic: Surgery and Radiology.