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Medical News & Perspectives
Wild Health
September 4, 2019

Pigs Model Human Brains, Snake Fangs Inspire Microneedles, and Canines Advance Cardiac Imaging

JAMA. 2019;322(12):1130-1131. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.12580

Wild Health offers an occasional look at the animal kingdom’s contributions to human health.

People with neurological disorders, an aversion to injections, and blood vessels that don’t supply their heart with adequate oxygen may benefit from recent animal research results.

Humans and pigs may have more in common than previously realized, and those similarities may help researchers develop methods to treat, prevent, or diagnose neurological disorders such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) or Alzheimer disease.