Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
Professor David Litster, vice president for research and dean for graduate education, and Dr. Barbara O'Pray, chair of the Committee on Animal Care, are once again soliciting any information which would aid MIT's effort to maintain the humane care of animals used in research.
MIT's Committee on Animal Care (CAC) was established to ensure that all MIT researchers working with animals comply with federal, state, local and institutional regulations on animal care. To that end the CAC inspects animals, animal facilities and laboratories, and reviews all research and teaching exercises which involve animals before experiments are performed.
If you have information about inadequate animal care or treatment or any information that would help the CAC fulfill its responsibilities, please contact the CAC at x3-9436, or call Professor Litster at x3-6801.
All concerns about animal care will be handled confidentially and will be investigated by the CAC. The CAC will report its findings to anyone who has such concerns as well as to the vice president for research and dean for graduate education.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 17, 1997.