Navigation Links
The Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) Releases Feature DVD Majestic for World Premiere
Date:6/5/2008

World's top equine veterinarians perform leading-edge techniques and identify animal research breakthroughs that are extending the lives of both horses and humans

WASHINGTON, June 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) releases its feature film Majestic starring some of the world's top equine veterinarians, Dr. Larry Bramlage (Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital) and Dr. C. Wayne McIlwraith (Colorado State University). Majestic highlights revolutionary surgical procedures, gene therapies and animal research developments that are extending the life expectancy of horses with osteoarthritis and other joint injuries; these same procedures are often transferred to humans with degenerative joint diseases.

"Sport horses, like all great athletes, can suffer debilitating diseases and injuries," said FBR president Frankie Trull. "The partnership between animal research and human research continues to yield new discoveries and treatments that result in longer, healthier lives for animals and humans. Majestic demonstrates the importance of translational medicine and proves that animal research is constantly saving both animal and human lives."

Degenerative joint diseases in horses and humans are virtually identical, making horses the ideal research model. Equine research is enabling the medical community to perform life-enhancing procedures on both horses and humans with arthritic diseases.

"The National Institutes of Health has just made the horse the research animal of choice for arthritis. The reason is they are very high level athletes and they develop the same arthritic change in their joints [as humans]," explained Dr. Bramlage. "In the long run, much of what we learn in horses will be applicable to people, and the model that most closely resembles what happens to a human joint is the race horse."

Majestic was filmed and produced by FBR and is available for purchase, classroom use and small group exhibition. Worldwide television rights are available.

A trailer is available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTxOeFSBOvE. Please visit http://www.horsefacts.org for further information about individual purchase or sponsorship of the film for educational distribution.

Established in 1981, FBR is the nation's oldest and largest organization devoted to educating the public about the essential role of humane animal research in the quest for medical advancements, treatments, and cures for both humans and animals. For more information visit http://www.fbresearch.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Foundation for Biomedical Research
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Alternative Extends Partnership With Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
2. Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research Commits up to $2 million to Visualize Alpha-Synuclein Protein in the Brain
3. The Healthcare Foundation of NJ awards grant to Rutgers College of Nursings Rachel Jones
4. Canine Cancer Web Exclusive for Dog Owners and Lovers, Presented by Morris Animal Foundation - Features Colorado State and Cornell University Veterinary Cancer Experts
5. The International Rett Syndrome Foundation Names Antony Horton Ph.D. Chief Scientific Officer
6. Innovative Uses of Technology to Improve Health for Poor and Vulnerable People to be Explored at Rockefeller Foundation Conference
7. Medical Simulation Corporation Announces Partnership With Seattle Science Foundation
8. Foundation Awards $1.3 Million to Integrated Healthcare Association to Improve Medical Device Use
9. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Hosts Quality Improvement Summit - Caregivers from 15 States and Canada Gather in Hartford for Intensive Learning
10. 7 outstanding young gastroenterologists receive AGA Foundation 2008 Research Scholars Award
11. American Cancer Society, Patient Advocate Foundation Announce Free, Personalized Assistance for Cancer Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ), one of the ... new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides optimal support and ... pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that is circulated from ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... a leader in post-acute health care, have expanded their existing home health joint ... Health. , AccentCare has been operating a joint venture home health company with ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Dr. Parsa Mohebi, the Los Angeles based ... the newly revamped Cosmetic Town journal section, featuring articles written by ... as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). , Dr. Mohebi says “I enjoy ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... of their peers in Washington, D.C., for the 49th Congress of the International ... Ph.D ., Vice President of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Women-owned and Grand Rapids-based workplace ... Brightest in Wellness® by Best and Brightest. OnSite Wellness will be honored at ... from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henry Autograph Collection Hotel, located ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/25/2017)... PROVIDENCE, R.I. , Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... immunogenicity assessment, vaccine design, and immune-engineering today announced ... focused on the development of personalized therapeutic cancer ... and has provided exclusive access to enabling technologies ... MSc Eng., MBA will lead EpiVax Oncology as ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... Ky. , Sept. 19, 2017   ZirMed Inc ... predictive analytics, today announced that it has been ranked #1 ... Black Book™ Rankings 2017 User Survey. ZirMed was ... solution for large hospitals and medical centers over 200 beds ... Black Book,s healthcare technology user survey history. ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. , Sept. 12, 2017  Consumer reviews ... Embrace Hearing as the number one company for hearing ... Oticon™, ReSound™ and fifteen other brands. ... Embrace Hearing Named #1 by Consumers For Hearing Aids ... Embrace Hearing is an online store that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: