Animals in Research

Noel the mouse

Group: Rodents
Species: Mouse
Research Areas: Drug development, Genetic diseases

Mice are one of the most common animals needed for research.  Most mice do not usually get individual names...but sometimes a technician will develop a special bond with one of their mice, like the technician who named Noel.  Noel is a Swiss Webster mouse. Swiss Webster mice are often needed as foster mothers in transgenic mouse development programs because they are excellent mothers. They are also needed for drug safety evaluations.