Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Brown researchers help save animals from labs

Kudos to Brown University researchers and their efforts to reduce the need for animals in the laboratory! Please follow the link below to read the full article from the Boston Globe:

Are the lab rat's days numbered?

"Bioengineers are striving to topple a scientific icon: the lowly lab mouse. And to replace bunnies, beagles, and other warm-blooded animals with insentient but biologically sophisticated substitutes.

At Brown University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and other research centers, new efforts to build complex living "microtissues" from cultured cells represent some of the most promising progress toward reducing the need for laboratory creatures..."

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