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equal mass: a way to improve rat experiments

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#1 treonsverdery

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 02:35 AM

I just read that at an experiment  some rats weighed almost 3 times as much as the lightest rat. (!!!)  I have never seen a paper that said "rats of near equal mass"  Imagine giving a drug to a human of 35Kg, 70Kg, and 105Kg, you would get noticeably different effects.  Thus I think that when they do mammal experiments they should specify near equal mass mammals.  This could provide much better data.


here is an image of an older experiment that describes different rat masses:

Attached File  some rats weigh almost three times as much others.png   14.71KB   3 downloads




Edited by treonsverdery, 02 March 2017 - 02:40 AM.

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