Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease

| November 29, 2017

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Modeling human diabetes in animal models is challenging – currently available models only mimic specific and limited aspects of diabetes, providing inadequate translatability to the human condition, and lacking key human disease features such as pre-diabetes and polygenic disease. There is a need for translational platforms that show similar disease progression to humans, modeling multiple aspects of human disease, and allowing efficacy testing of pharmaceutical interventions across all diabetic stages in a highly translatable manner.

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Article | February 24, 2020

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Article | February 24, 2020

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