Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Still glad I don't do animal work

Just got back from a talk about a study where they're giving rats some combination of drugs to see if it helps them recover from moderate ischemic stroke. Pretty basic science, and of course its very important to have animal models for stroke. However I just couldn't stomach stroking out a hemisphere of a rat's brain and then put them on balance beams. Couldn't do it.