In this post we hear from John Meredith, Head of Education and Outreach at Understanding Animal Research to find out more about human samples and animal research.
What are samples? A sample can take many forms. It can be a piece of human tissue taken from a healthy or a diseased part of the body, but it can also be a sample of bodily fluid such as blood, urine or saliva. The reason samples are taken is to allow researchers to perform tests on ‘real’ material to gain greater understanding of what is happening in the patient.… Read More »Introduction to biobanking