The Comparative Medicine Branch (CMB) supports over 135 active animal research projects for scientists in the Division of Intramual Research as well as the Division of the National Toxicology Program. A daily inventory of rodents and frogs maintained. The Branch ensures that all animal use is performed humanely and in accordance with all Public Health Service policies and federal guidelines. The NIEHS has maintained full accreditation by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International(AAALAC), an internationally recognized independent program, since 1972.

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6
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2013
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$6,184,815
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Thigpen, Julius E; Setchell, Kenneth D R; Kissling, Grace E et al. (2013) The estrogenic content of rodent diets, bedding, cages, and water bottles and its effect on bisphenol a studies. J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci 52:130-41