Newsletter | August 24, 2011

8.24.11 -- Virtual Varmints

Clinical Leader
Virtual Varmints
By Rob Wright, Chief Editor, Life Science Leader magazine

Rob Wright, Chief Editor, <U>Life Science Leader</u> magazine Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee are developing virtual varmints for disease research. Daniel Beard, a computational biologist, refers to this as the "Virtual Physiological Rat" project. Apparently, virtual rats are being developed from data gathered from live rat experiments, offering researchers insight into the mix of genetic and environmental risk factors of cardiovascular disease.
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