Of creatures great and small: the advantages of farm animal models in immunology research

Gibson, Amanda J.; Coffey, Tracey J.; Werling, Dirk
May 2013
Frontiers in Immunology;May2013, Vol. 4, p1
Academic Journal
The article focuses on advantages of farm animal models in immunology research. The majority of models currently used for pharmaceutical research are murine. It is possible that potentially valuable therapeutics are discounted on the basis of lack of responses generated in this system, as shown very recently for sepsis.


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