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Large animal models for osteoporosis research: The small ruminants (sheep and goat)
In the healthy skeleton, constant bone remodeling occurs in which mature bone tissue is removed, in a process called resorption, and new tissue is formed in order to maintain bone strength and mineral homeostasis in continuum with
The clockwork behind depression
Globally, an estimated 350 million people of all ages suffer from depression and the number is increasing. Currently, we don’t know exactly what causes depression. However, what we do know is that depression and the circadian rhythm
Cyagen Biosciences – Helping you choose the right animal model for your research
While many animal models are available “ off the shelf ” through various repositories and collaborations, generation of novel animal models has allowed for more effective studies, not limited by previously derived lines/ strains. Historically, researchers have
Immune depression in the malnourished child: Knowledge all dressed up with nowhere to go
Nearly one million children under five years of age die annually from wasting deficits of protein and energy acting in synergy with pneumonia and diarrhea, and this toll is undoubtedly exceeded numerically by an additional burden of
Good morning… let the stress begin. What is stress and how do we study it?
The American Psychological Association estimates that more than 70% of Americans regularly experience the physiological or psychological symptoms associated with chronic stress, with a third of the population thought to be living with extreme levels of stress.
Oxygen-transfer performance of a new, very low-volume membrane oxygenator
During heart surgery, an external system (extracorporeal circulation) is often needed to replace the normal function of the heart and lungs to ensure blood circulation to the brain and all other organs. One key element of this
Epileptic rats as perfect models to understand epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a neurological disease that affects about 1% of the population in the world, most of them being children and teenagers. Animals suffering from epileptic seizures can also be found in several species (dogs, cats, chicken,