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[Teklad diet, bedding and enrichment]

How does diet impact my research?

Scientists meticulously design their research studies so they can make conclusive statements about what their results mean. However, firm conclusions from a single study are rarely the final goal. It...

[neuroscience, Research models]

Collaboration is critical for neuroscience's greatest challenges

Pre-clinical models underpin some of the most exciting discoveries in neuroscience. For example, over the last three decades, animal models have enabled scientists to describe how we navigate our...

[Custom antibody production, Research models]

Custom antibody production and the value of experience

There are many uses for custom antibodies in research, from developing therapeutics to their use in in vitro assays. Production of antibodies is a technically demanding and time-consuming process,...

[contract breeding services, Animal research, Research models]

The fine art of contract breeding

The quality of preclinical research is key to the successful translation of new drugs to the clinic. An important driver of this quality is a healthy, meticulously managed, and accurately...

[Rodent surgical models, Surgical models, Research models]

Not all surgical models are equal: the beauty is in the details

Surgically modified animal models play a critical role in biomedical research, allowing researchers to mimic the structural and functional properties of human conditions. However, it is only with...

[Teklad diet, bedding and enrichment, DIO custom diets, Custom diets, Lab animal diets, Research models and diets]

Progress in diets to induce nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)

The prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is increasing, with ~24% of the US and European populations estimated to be affected. NAFLD is defined as the presence of fat in liver...

[PDX, GEMS, Research models]

Patient-derived xenograft: making personalized medicine even more personal

It is well established that personalized medicine can overcome some limitations of a one-size-fits-all approach to healthcare. In research and practice, personalized medicine is being increasingly...