Atherosclerosis Research: Does perception match reality?

Researchers at the University of Sheffield have been studying the biological processes that lead to atherosclerosis for the last 20 years.  During this time they have built up a wealth of information using experimental models.  Recently, Dr Jessica Johnston and colleagues reviewed all the published articles in this area and her findings, published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Research, indicate that data arising from these is highly variable and this is likely due to variations in housing conditions for the species being studied.  Johnston and colleagues are calling for minimum reporting guidelines to be considered, including listings of endemic pathogens present in laboratory facilities.




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