Search Results: "Developmental biology"

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Zebrafish

Zebrafish are useful in research studies exploring basic biology and human disease mechanisms. They share 70% of their genetic makeup with humans. Their eggs are fertilized externally and their embryos are transparent.  All of this makes Zebrafish a valuable model for studies to understand gene function and many human genetic…

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For the Media

Come See Our World (CSOW) is a project of Americans for Medical Progress (AMP). CSOW and AMP connect reporters with information, research contacts, pictures and videos to provide a current and accurate profile of the importance of animals in biomedical research and testing. Reporters may reach us at media@amprogress.org or by calling…

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Marmoset

The common marmoset is important in studies for safety, reproductive biology, neuroscience, and drug development. Its small size and many similarities with humans, as well as its  differences, make the common marmoset a valued model. In one area of research, multiple sclerosis (MS), an inflammatory disease of the brain caused…

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Frog

Xenopus (African clawed frog) is a model organism building our knowledge of vertebrate embryology and development, basic cell and molecular biology, genomics, neurobiology, toxicology and human disease.  Researchers work with frogs to investigate how internal mechanisms affect embryonic development, how they adapt to environmental stress, and the causes of specific…

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Featured Studies

Hibernating ground squirrels provide clues to new stroke treatments

Multi-step screening process leads to molecule that may protect brain cells.  In the fight against brain damage caused by stroke, researchers have turned to an unlikely source of inspiration: hibernating ground squirrels. While the animals’ brains experience dramatically reduced blood flow during hibernation, just like human patients after a certain…

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