Laboratory animals: The Renaissance rat

@article{Abbott2004LaboratoryAT,
  title={Laboratory animals: The Renaissance rat},
  author={Alison Abbott},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2004},
  volume={428},
  pages={464-466}
}
Many people, repulsed by the rodents’ tendency to feast on refuse and to spread disease, hate them. But physiologists, pharmacologists, toxicologists and pathologists are among the rat’s biggest fans. For them, the rat is the most important experimental animal — and one for which they can’t hide their affection. “I love them,” admits John Fozard, a pharmacologist with the drug company Novartis in Basel, Switzerland. “They’re wonderful little beasties: easy to house, nourish and handle, and… CONTINUE READING
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