Health Sciences Report

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Identifier 1985_Vol.10 No.1
Title Health Sciences Report
Subject Public Relations; Journalism, Medical; Academic Medical Centers; Mass Media; Patient Education Handout; Publications; Ephemera
Description Health Sciences Report University of Utah ETHICS OF ANIMAL RESEARCH Spring 1985 Dr. Jane Kercher places an intravenous line in the ear of a pig prior to surgery. At left, she delivers leiser energy through an endoscope to vaporize plaque in the pig's abdominal arteries. Plaque is caused by atherosclerosis, the leading cause of death in America and a major cause of disability, often necessitating leg amputation. Dr. Kercher, a third- year surgical resident, is working with Dr. Peter Lawrence, associate professor of surgery, to develop new techniques to remove arterial plaque in peripheral arects of the body. Data obtained from his studies over the last seven years soon will be used to treat human patients with peripheral vascular plaque. Health Sciences Report 2 The Ethics of Animal Research At the crux of recent controversy is the question of rights: Are animals born with the same inalienable rights as humans? 6 Caring For - And About - Laboratory Animals Like animal hospitals, the Vivarium provides the best quality care. 10 Phantoms: Alternate Models for Medical Research Researchers use artificial devices to simulate organs of the human body. 12 Pets, Wildlife Benefit, Too Spin- offs of medical research improve health care for animals. 14 The Patients' Perspective: Coping With Psoriasis Three University Hospital patients discuss how a genetic skin disease altered their lives. 18 The Researcher's Perspective: Understanding Psoriasis A Utah dermatologist makes inroads in pinpoint-ing the cause of psoriasis. 20 The Future of Medical Research at Utah The importance of animal studies, research ethics and technology transfer is discussed by Health Sciences Vice President Don E. Detmer in a special interview. 23 Research From artificial fallopian tubes to antiepilepsy drugs, Utah research projects use animal models to further medical knowledge. 29 In Brief 37 Centerounds Health Sciences Report University of Utah Vol. 10, No. 1/ Spring 1985
Publisher University of Utah Health Care Office of Public Affairs and Marketing
Date 1985
Language eng
Relation University of Utah Health Care Office of Public Affairs and Marketing Collection
Rights Management Copyright 2012
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
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Date Created 2012-04-12
Date Modified 2013-02-11
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