Research Diets scientist quoted in Nature article

By Mark D'Antonio.

In last month’s Nature Medicine, Dan Engber wrote a nice article about the efforts to standardize high-fat diets to make rodents obese, and the pitfalls of a ‘one diet fits all’ approach. He also points out the lack of attention that is generally...

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Fiber Is Good for You. Now Scientists May Know Why.

By Mark D'Antonio.

Research Diets formulated diets for the Gewirtz lab referenced in this article http://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/01/science/food-fiber-microbiome-inflammation.html

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The common use of improper control diets in diet-induced metabolic disease research confounds data interpretation: the fiber factor

By Mark D'Antonio.

Diets used to induce metabolic disease are generally high in fat and refined carbohydrates and importantly, are usually made with refined, purified ingredients. However, researchers will often use a low fat grain-based (GB) diet containing...

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Are you choosing the right diets to make your mice fat?

By Sridhar Radhakrishnan, Ph.D..

A recently published review article summarizes multiple studies in this area and has revealed some startling observations.

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Intestinal Health: Are you choosing the right type of diet for your lab animals?

By Steven Yeung, M.S..

Are you familiar with the difference between a grain based chow and a purified ingredient diet? RDI's Senior Scientist Dr.Michael Pellizzon talks about differences between these two types of diets and how they can influence the intestinal health...

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Does Diet matter when performing animal imaging studies?

By Matthew Ricci, Ph.D..

If your study involves in vivo imaging using fluorescence technologies, it's very important that the 'background' or 'noise' signal be as low as possible. Unfortunately, many commonly used grain-based chow diets contain chlorophyll, which fluoresces at 680 nm and can therefore interfere with the detection of fluorophores. The result is that the GI tract of the animal will fluoresce and your signal of interest may be hard or impossible to quantify.

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Inside a Lab Mouse's High-Fat Diet

By Mark D'Antonio.

Researchers should pay closer attention to the diets they use to study obesity in mice, experts advise. One of those experts is our own Matthew Ricci, Ph. D.- VP/Science Director. The article appears online in the Scientist.

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Are control diets important?

By Matthew Ricci, Ph.D..

How important is a good control diet? Can't you just use chow as a control? (Short answer: No!)

Proper control diets are critical to valid data interpretation.

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Diets are not exposed to extreme temperatures during production

By Mark D'Antonio.

Understandably, many customers are concerned about whether our production process involves any extreme temperatures or pressure. This is especially true when we are incorporating a sensitive compound. The answer is, no, diets are not exposed to...

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When to Change Diet

By Matthew Ricci, Ph.D..

How often do you change the diet in your animal's cages?

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