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Brooke Mays 905090470 Wednesday 8:00 AM The Importance of Animals in the Laboratory The use of animals in experimentation is to test and discover many ways of treating diseases found in humans worldwide. Animals are used as a means of research because most human anatomy is very similar to the anatomy of animals. It is much more ethical to study and experiment on animals than it will ever be to do so with humans. Research conducted with animals helped with the initial testing of implantable heart pumps, also known as left ventricular assist devices (LVADs). These devices are used as cardiac replacement therapy for patients with congestive heart failure. They assist in pumping oxygenated blood from the left ventricle to the aorta and then throughout the rest of the body. They are now used to extend the lives of those who are waiting on heart transplants. In one experiment, the researchers took 9 years studying the biology of mice to find the molecule that can be linked to the control of obesity. After the long search, they
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2008 for the course BIOL 1015 taught by Professor Maschaeffer during the Fall '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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