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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 50 Years of Caring for U-M's Lab Animals
"We love animals, and we love people, and that's why we do the job we do."
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 New Rodent Study Could Lead to Changes in ICU Care for Critically Ill Patients
Since the 1950s, animal studies have shown that pretreatment of the gut with antibiotics before trauma or other critical illness can protect against lung injury and death. As part of their recently published findings in Nature Microbiology, U-M researchers have concluded that critical illness involving the lungs has more to do with disruptions to the body's natural population of microbes, or microbiome, than previously thought.