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Are animal models a good analogy for humans? A recently published study of mice suggests that there may be problems

To set standards, animal models are frequently used. Such use allows researchers to investigate disease and injury states in ways which would be considered unethical to inflict on humans. For example, to determine some threshold injury or disease state, various groups of animals may be exposed to widely...

Study that found high lead levels in imported rice may have been faulty

At a conference in April 2013, researchers reported preliminary results that the lead level in rice was many times (20-40) above the FDA "provisional total tolerable intake" for adults. The researchers sampled packaged rice from Bhutan, Italy, China, Taiwan, India, Israel, the Czech Republic...