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Complex Microbiota Targeted Rederivation – A New Paradigm in Gnotobiology

Dr. Ericsson presenting “Complex Microbiota Targeted Rederivation – A New Paradigm in Gnotobiology” at the Advancing Microbiome Research Symposium at the Bolger Center, Potomac, MD, hosted by Taconic.

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2016 American Association for Laboratory Animal Science Meeting

Several trainees present at 2016 American Association for Laboratory Animal Science meeting in Charlotte, NC.

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The Influence of the Microbiota in Drug Development and Preclinical Studies

Dr. Ericsson presenting “The Influence of the Microbiota in Drug Development and Preclinical Studies” (webinar) hosted by the American College of Toxicology.

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Mouse microbes may make scientific studies harder to replicate

Originally plublished on www.sciencemag.org

In the first experiment, Laura McCabe’s lab seemed to hit a home run. The physiologist and her team at Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing were testing how a certain drug affects bone density, and they found that treated lab mice lost bone compared with controls. “I was thinking, ‘Hey, great! Let’s repeat it one more time to be certain,’” McCabe recalls.

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Variables that Influence Microbiota and Modulate Phenotypes

Dr. Franklin presented “Variables that Influence Microbiota and Modulate Phenotypes” at the Enabling Biomedical Research: From Fundamental Sciences to Precision Medicine: 11th Comparative Medicine Resource Directors Meeting, Bethesda, MD.

2016 Merial-NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium

Several trainees presented at 2016 Merial-NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium at The Ohio State University.

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Gut Microbiota and Reproducibility of Rodent Models of Disease

Dr. Franklin presented “Gut Microbiota and Reproducibility of Rodent Models of Disease” at the 55th Annual Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science (CALAS/ASCAL) Symposium in Toronto, Ontario.

Impact of the Microbiome on Reproducibility of Preclinical Studies

Dr. Ericsson presenting “Impact of the Microbiome on Reproducibility of Preclinical Studies” at Applied Pharmaceutical Toxicology meeting in Cambridge, MA.

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The Impact of Microbiota on Animal Models of Disease

Dr. Franklin presented “The Impact of Microbiota on Animal Models of Disease” at the Louisiana State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Biomedical Research Awareness Day in Baton Rouge, LA.

A mouse’s house may ruin experiments

Originally published on www.nature.com.

It’s no secret that therapies that look promising in mice rarely work in people. But too often, experimental treatments that succeed in one mouse population do not even work in other mice, suggesting that many rodent studies may be flawed from the start.

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