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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Porcine Tissue Can Repair People’s Injuries

porcine tissuePorcine tissues are very close to human tissues so it is natural to think that porcine tissues can be used to repair or replace human tendons and ligaments.

In his article “Animal Tissue Will Build Ligaments and Tendons of the Future,” Dr. Kevin Stone explains how well porcine tissues repair torn human tendons and ligaments and actually makes them stronger than the original tissue. ¬†He writes:

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How Domestic Pigs Can Help Cure Human Ailments

porcine tissueThe purpose of animal research is to derive scientific information from animal models that will be used to benefit human health and wellness.

The domestic pig (Sus scrofa) is one of the most valuable animal models used in biomedical research today,  both as a live animal and also as a source of post mortem tissues. This is because of its lower cost, larger size and anatomical, biological and physiological similarity to humans.

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