Contradictory results in animal atherosclerosis studies might partly explain limited translational efficacy, and also undermine the confidence of funding agencies, politicians, and the public in scientists and their research. A new guideline paper provides recommendations aimed at standardization of animal atherosclerosis studies to improve the reproducibility of this research.
Refers to Daugherty, A. et al. Recommendation on design, execution, and reporting of animal atherosclerosis studies: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circ. Res.http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/RES.0000000000000169 (2017)