Biomedical Research Blog

Why are in vivo Studies Important?

A blog article by Ashlie Reker Ph.D.

At its most basic interpretation, in vivo means “in living”. This term is sometimes confused with in vitro, which means “in glass”.  Pertaining to biomedical research, in vitro utilizes cells that are kept alive in a glass dish or tube to collect data on how diseases and/or treatments impact living organisms at the cellular level.  Continue reading “Why are in vivo Studies Important?”

Considering New Animal Research LIMS? Six Advantages of a Cloud-Based Software

Today’s labs are under constant pressure to maximize efficiency and security. Both endeavors can be improved with help from automated systems, which draw on the power of the cloud to provide simple and secure data access. Under a cloud-based approach, study log software is managed by a third party rather than originating from an onsite server. This enables online access while removing many of the inconveniences associated with server solutions.

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In Vivo Studies for Acquired Savant Syndrom

A blog article by Ashlie Reker Ph.D.

Acquired savant syndrome is the presentation of new advanced or expert level skills following traumatic brain injury (TBI) resulting from blunt for trauma to the head, such as from a car accident, or pathology, such as dementia or stroke. These new skills are, by and large, in music, art, calendar calculating, language, visual-spatial, mechanical, or maths. While the etiology of acquired savant syndrome remains unknown, functional lateralization is thought to play a key role, as acquired savant syndrome most often presents after TBI to the left lateral lobe of the brain (Gyarmathy, É., 2018), resulting in greater utilization of the right lateral lobe, believed to govern the above skills.

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Breakthrough Techniques Lead to Breakthrough Therapies: The Role of In Vivo Research in Current Cutting-Edge Medical Treatments

 

A blog article by Ashlie Reker Ph.D.

IND directed research must adhere to strict requirements for tracking and recording complex statistical, sample, and animal data. These specifications lend a greater degree of oversight, thereby improving accuracy and confidence in the final results of critical in vivo testing. The interplay between metadata tracking, drug discovery software, and in vivo research is critical to the future of countless patients and the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Optimizing this process by using a state of the art database system can dramatically improve efficiency while evaluating and managing complex data thereby reducing time to FDA approval.

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