Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 10 October 2001
If You Build It, Will They Come?
One man's quest to get Mohammed to the mountain after all
Abstract: Richard Sprott has a dream: to circumvent the cumbersome process of supplying labs with specialized research animals by moving people rather than animals. His brainchild, the International Biogerontology Resources Institute (IBRI) in Friuli, Italy, intends to attract researchers by offering access to an extensive collection of strains from around the world, superb veterinary care, and, of course, a business trip to Italy. Unique to IBRI is a research agenda dedicated to developing animal models--a task some view as a relatively unsexy side of science.
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