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Model

Any mathematical formula or other structure that economists use to explain or predict occurrences. Economists test their models with real world facts before they gain wide acceptance, but, even then, there is no guarantee that a model will always be a correct predictor. See also: Model risk.

model

An abstraction of reality, generally referring in investments to a mathematical formula designed to determine security values. Economists also use models to project trends in economic variables such as interest rates, economic activity, and inflation rates.

model

see ECONOMIC MODEL.
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Developing animal models that are more predictive of efficacy is an iterative process.
2004) are associated with a pattern of behavioral effects commensurate with deficient 5HT function, resembling that seen in animal models of depression (Cairncross 1984; Cryan et al.
Gishizky continued, "In the case of the NOD mouse, many therapies that have looked promising in this animal model have not demonstrated efficacy in treating patients with type 1 diabetes.
In part because of biologists' growing capability to genetically engineer mice, the number of these animal models has exploded over the past decade.
This new animal model adds another dimension to our drug discovery capabilities," said Dr Steven Petrou, Vice President CNS Research at Bionomics.
Weiss, your lab is currently using an animal model that is proving highly useful.
Now we have demonstrated that this same therapy prevents the recurrence of secondary cancers in animal models.
Innovative approaches to isolate, characterize, and identify totipotent and multipotent stem cells from nonhuman biomedical research animal models, as well as to generate reagents and techniques to characterize and separate those stem cells from other cell types, is encouraged.
The work bolsters hopes that this animal model can help scientists assess the potential of various drugs against the AIDS-causing virus, or HIV.
The document contains the results of additional animal model studies requested since the filing of a Pre-Pre-IND document and subsequent conference call with the FDA.
However, attempts to establish an animal model that faithfully replicates human smallpox have historically been unsuccessful.
has introduced the world's first drug testing service utilizing a genetically engineered animal model expressing a key human protein for atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease.