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Opinion: Canine Models for Alzheimer’s
Edward G. Barrett | Mar 1, 2017
For research on drugs to treat neurodegenerative diseases, dogs offer a better predictor of clinical outcomes.
Opinion: Reuse and Reduce
Valerie Speirs | Jan 16, 2017
Sharing leftover samples from preclinical experiments is one way biomedical researchers can make the most of animal models.
Assessing the Behavior of Lab Animals
Amber Dance | Nov 1, 2016
Advances in cage design and monitoring software allow the collection of more realistic data.
Researchers Grow “Frankenstein Ants” to Study Epigenetics
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Oct 1, 2016
A molecular biologist ventures into entomology to use genetically modified ants as laboratory models of behavioral epigenetics.
Zika-Associated Brain Injuries Found in Monkey Fetus
Tracy Vence | Sep 13, 2016
Scientists image fetal brain lesions in a pigtail macaque whose mother was infected with the virus while pregnant.
Will Organs-in-a-Dish Ever Replace Animal Models?
Tanya Lewis | Jul 19, 2016
Increasingly sophisticated tissue organoids can model many aspects of disease, but animal studies retain a fundamental role in research, scientists say.
Nonhuman Primate Model of Zika
Tanya Lewis | Jun 28, 2016
Researchers infect rhesus macaques with the virus to better study its effects in humans.
Study Linking Cell Phone Use to Cancer Stirs Debate
Tanya Lewis | May 27, 2016
Exposing male rats to nonionizing radiation increased the animals’ risk of brain and heart tumors in a study, but the findings are far from conclusive.
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Kerry Grens | May 5, 2016
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Cancer Tissue Repository Launched
Jef Akst | Apr 11, 2016
The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will store tissue samples from patients with leukemia and lymphoma from which scientists can make patient-derived mouse models.