A Heart History With Biomedical Research

A Heart History With Biomedical Research

Valentine’s Day! Heart-shaped cards, heart-shaped chocolates, conversation hearts, cards, roses and love are most commonly associated with this special day. But the beating muscular organ that keeps us alive gets lost in the shuffle. With Valentine’s Day nearly upon us, FBR is taking a moment to examine the ‘state of the heart’ – from how […]

Flatworms are saving lives

Flatworms are saving lives

Scientists have discovered that flatworms, or freshwater planarians, are actually really good models for toxicity testing. They can help researchers model the human nervous system’s response to chemicals, and by providing this information, flatworms may be able to help reduce the number of mammals needed for this type of testing. So why use flatworms? Well, […]