NORC Aquatic Animals Subcore (Animal Models Core)

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NORC Aquatic Animals Subcore (Animal Models Core)

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​NORC Aquatic Animal Research Subcore 
TheAquatic Animal Research (Sub)Core (AARC) to facilitate research using important aquatic animal models, including zebrafish (Danio rerio), killifish (Nothobranchius furzeri), and sea urchins (Lytechinus variegatus). Recent reviews support the utility of these models in biomedical research related to nutrition, obesity and disease. The AARC offers the ability to rear these model organisms in a defined environment, and is the only facility in the U.S. that offers custom diets of chemically-defined ingredients and nutrients for evaluation of the effects of specific nutrients, nutraceuticals, drugs, toxicants, or combinations thereof. Carcass analysis is available through related Core facilities.