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Rat Models

Cardiovascular Disease

cardiac disease

By Richard Row, Ph.D. Rat Models of Cardiac Disease Cardiovascular disease is the most frequent cause of death worldwide at over 17 million deaths per year – over 30% of all deaths. Coronary heart disease alone kills more than 7 million people every year. Where available, proactive health care measures such as risk factor screening, […]

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The Advantages Of Rat Models

advantages of rat models

By Kristen Coughlin The Rat as a Model System Rats were the first mammalian species specifically domesticated to be used in the laboratory. Two centuries ago, the brown rat Rattus norvegicus was used by scientists to understand human physiology and medicine, concentrating on the effects of food and oxygen deprivation. Rats have since been used […]

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