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Largest Rodent Could Be Lab Rat for Stroke Studies

Publicado em 07 março 2014
Largest Rodent Could Be Lab Rat for Stroke Studies People undergo dramatic changes during puberty, but we've got nothing on the capybara. For reasons still mysterious to scientists, the world's largest rodent shuts off one of the main supplies of blood to its brain when it reaches sexual maturity. That makes the South American rodent an ideal natural model for studying stroke, a group of researchers in Brazil now proposes. In both humans and capybaras, there are two main sources of blood to [...]