Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Predicting and controlling rat feeding




We made a rather surprising discovery: that a stochastic model of rat feeding was quite predictive. Using a slowly and smoothly varying quantity (stomach fullness) we were then able to make good predictions on when the next feeding bout would be. Given the parameters of this model fit to diverse rats we were then able to study the effects of various drugs and explore in silico approaches to lowering food intake.

You can read a more extensive article discussing this paper on the Imperial news website. The article is available for free in the journal PLoS Biology here. Tom, Kevin and Nick


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