Use of pup in a cup model to study brain development.

  title={Use of pup in a cup model to study brain development.},
  author={James R. West},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  volume={123 2 Suppl},
The pup in a cup artificial rearing procedure allows for experimental manipulation of brain development during the early postnatal brain growth spurt in the rat that coincides with that of the human third trimester. The technique has been used to demonstrate temporal windows of vulnerability to alcohol; the brain appears to be vulnerable to alcohol after… CONTINUE READING