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Methods Mol Biol. 2010;597:1-11. doi: 10.1007/978-1-60327-389-3_1.

The rat: a model used in biomedical research.

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Human & Molecular Genetics Center, Department of Physiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA.

Abstract

The rat evokes fear and disgust in a large percentage of people around the world. Yet, other people are fascinated by this amazing creature that is raised as a pet, has an important place in several religions, and is a prominent model for biomedical research. This book focuses on a variety of methodologies that can be used in this remarkable model. This chapter sets the stage by providing a perspective on why the rat remains an important model in biomedical research.

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20013222
DOI:
10.1007/978-1-60327-389-3_1
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