So glad that Dr. Jia He and Dr. MA McCrackin could present to our group this week.
Dr. He tried to convince us that the cardiac system was the most important system and explained the RM approaches to repair and recovery in heart tissues. Were there any issues or approaches that surprised you from his presentation? What considerations that he presented were new to your thinking?
Dr. McCrackin explained the ethical compliance aspects of animals research between OLAW, USDA, IACUC, and AAALAC. What are your impressions of the origins of the Animal Welfare Act of 1966 and the Health Research Extension Act in 1985 (which let to IACUC)? Do the regulatory frameworks make sense? Why or why not? What is the importance of the regulatory frameworks in the context of animal research?