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What’s so special about model organisms?
The Ethos and Ethics of Translational Research
- J. Maienschein, M. Sunderland, R. Ankeny, J. Robert
- Political ScienceThe American journal of bioethics : AJOB
- 12 June 2008
The recent history of outcome-oriented translational research in the United States is sketched, with a particular focus on the Roadmap Initiative of the National Institutes of Health.
Australian Consumers’ Awareness and Acceptance of Insects as Food
- K. Wilkinson, B. Muhlhausler, Crystal Motley, Anna M. Crump, H. Bray, R. Ankeny
- Biology, MedicineInsects
- 19 April 2018
Findings from this study can be used by the food industry to devise production and/or marketing strategies that overcome barriers to insect consumption in Australia.
Fashioning Descriptive Models in Biology: Of Worms and Wiring Diagrams
- R. Ankeny
- BiologyPhilosophy of Science
- 1 September 2000
It is argued that in this domain, the concept of a descriptive model is essential for understanding scientific practice and it is shown how such a model was formulated in a preexplanatory context for subsequent use as a prototype from which explanations ultimately may be generated.
Specific Unwillingness to Donate Eyes: The Impact of Disfigurement, Knowledge and Procurement on Corneal Donation
- M. Lawlor, I. Kerridge, R. Ankeny, T. Dobbins, F. Billson
- MedicineAmerican journal of transplantation : official…
- 1 March 2010
It is identified that many individuals see benefit in having their family engaged in the decision‐making process, suggesting that decisions about donation are more complex than a simple appeal to the autonomy of the deceased.
:Trust in Food: A Comparative and Institutional Analysis
- R. Ankeny
- 1 February 2009
The natural history of Caenorhabditis elegans research
- R. Ankeny
- BiologyNature Reviews Genetics
- 1 June 2001
The choice and use of the worm as an experimental organism for genetics and neurobiology that began in the 1960s is reviewed.
Repertoires: A post-Kuhnian perspective on scientific change and collaborative research.
Publication Trends in Model Organism Research
It is found that being designated a model organism by the NIH does not guarantee an increasing publication trend and it is suggested that organisms with successful publication records tend to share critical characteristics, such as being well developed as standardized, experimental systems and being used by well-organized communities with good networks of exchange and methods of communication.