The Foundation for Biomedical Research Highlights Employees' "Real Pet Stories"

Cat named Gizmoto Animal research benefits other animals too! The Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR), selected an employee of Taconic Biosciences for their "Real Pet Stories" blog.

February is American Heart month. Gizomto's story, as told by Amy E. Sanderson, Taconic's IACUC Coordinator, shares how her cat was diagnosed and treated for advanced hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a common heart disease in cats and one which also afflicts many humans. It also highlights how animal research and comparative medicine can help investigators find novel ways to diagnose, prevent and treat diseases in all species.

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