Will premature infants soon be able to return to a uterine environment to finish their development?
CRISPR gene editing with a newly characterized orthologue may bring the approach closer to the clinic.
We need alternatives but, right now, in vivo methods might be the best option we have
Incredible images of the animal models that play such a vital role in medical research
Robert S. Kerbel
We need to change attitudes towards publishing "negative" results
Scientists from opposite ends of the translational spectrum have teamed up to help solve a pressing problem in Alzheimer’s research. By creating a human equivalent to the water mazes used in rodent studies, they hope to allow easier comparison of data from animal and human studies.
Stem cells restore function to damaged spinal cords in rats
A gene therapy approach for hemophilia-causing Factor VII deficiency shows early promise
Revolutionary cancer immunotherapies appear to alleviate Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice
In some ways, we biomedical engineers are really just control freaks. By designing our own small world in a dish, we can stage manage every aspect and push the boundaries in a way that’s not always possible in an animal model.
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