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The Importance of animal experimentation for safety and biomedical research

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Published by Kluwer Academic Publishers in Dordrecht, Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Animal experimentation -- Congresses,
  • Medicine -- Research -- Methodology -- Congresses,
  • Animal Welfare -- congresses,
  • Animals, Laboratory -- congresses,
  • Research -- congresses

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by S. Garattini and D.W. van Bekkum.
    ContributionsGarattini, Silvio., Bekkum, D. W. van 1925-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsR853.A53 I46 1990
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 246 p. :
    Number of Pages246
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2202685M
    ISBN 100792305140
    LC Control Number89024434

      Laboratory skills for science and medicine are divided into two main sections. First, the basic requirements and concepts underlying scientific research, for example, health and safety, molar calculations, data handling, planning and designing experiments Author: Z.L.S. Brookes. However, for safety reasons the FDA requires animal testing before there can be clinical drug trials in people. It would be dangerous and extremely unethical for scientists to test drugs on humans before making sure they are safe. So, animal research and testing is an important . Medical research with animals is one. type of medical research, but other types include experiments with cells and chemicals and simulations on computers. Animal research usually describes research involving vertebrates, such as cats, mice, frogs, pigs, and primates. Most animals used in research are specifically bred for use in medical Size: 1MB.


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The Importance of Animal Experimentation for Safety and Biomedical Research: Medicine & Health Science Books @ About this book. Scientists are coming under increasing pressure from activist groups to stop animal experimentation, branded as cruel and unnecessary for improving human health.

This attitude, however, stems from an unrealistic evaluation of the situation and distorted information about present scientific knowledge. This book presents the proceedings of an international symposium organized in Strasbourg (October), with the aim of assessing present-day requirements as regards animal experimentation in research related to major medical and.

Animal Experimentation is an important book for all those involved in the conduct, teaching, learning, regulation, support or critique of animal-based research.

Whilst maintaining the clarity of style that made the first edition so popular, this second edition has been updated Author: Vaughan Monamy. Animal experimentation has made a crucial contribution to many of the most important advances in modern medicine.

The development of vaccines for deadly viruses like rabies and yellow fever depended upon animal research, and much of our basic knowledge about human health 1/5(1).

Most recently, biomedical researchers in both industry and academia have also acknowledged the central importance of the Three Rs and the need for more transparency regarding animal use in biomedical research through the Basel Declaration [,].

More important, there are currently thousands of scientists devoted to the progress of animal welfare and development of alternatives to animal use Cited by:   The Importance of Animals in Biomedical Research Because of biomedical research both humans and animals now have: Life-saving surgical procedures; Cancer therapies; Organ transplantation; Vaccines; Safe consumer products; and Treatments and cures for countless other medical disorders and diseases.

Animal experiments are essential to basic biological and medical research – cre- ating a classic dilemma as the acquisition of knowledge for the good of man- kind places a burden on animals The protection of animals is high on the.

The greatest challenges faced by modern biomedical research concern complex, multifactorial, diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, neurodegenerative disorders, pathological consequences of aging among others, for which all experimental approaches are indispensable because of their complementarity: biochemistry, genomics, cell culture, computer modeling, animal model and clinical studies Cited by: The use of animals in some forms of biomedical research remains essential to the discovery of the causes, diagnoses, and treatment of disease and suffering in humans and in animals.

Stanford shares the public's concern for laboratory research animals. Many people have questions about animal testing ethics and the animal testing debate. Animal Experiments in Biomedical Research: A Historical Perspective Article Literature Review (PDF Available) in Animals 3(1) March Author: Nuno Henrique Franco.

Purchase The Importance of laboratory animal genetics Health, and the Environment in Biomedical Research - 1st Edition. Print Book & E-Book. ISBNBook Edition: 1. Animal experimentation has made a crucial contribution to many of the most important advances in modern medicine.

The development of vaccines for deadly viruses like rabies and yellow fever depended upon animal research, and much of our basic knowledge about human health and physiology was discovered through the use of animals as well/5(6).

Use of animal models in biomedical research People often ask how the use of animals in experiments can be justified when animals are clearly so different from humans. The answer is that animals are used in specific areas of research where they do not differ from humans for the characteritics being studied, and where the differences are of no.

The use of animals in some types of research is essential to the development of new and more effective methods for diagnosing and treating diseases that affect both humans and animals. Scientists use animals to learn more about health problems, and to assure the safety of new medical treatments.

What are the moral and ethical dimensions of animal research. What obligations do we have toward our animal subjects. In this important new book, students, researchers, and interested general readers will find a non-intimidating, readily comprehensible introduction to all the principal ethical issues and arguments in the animal experimentation debate.5/5(1).

Other articles where Animal experimentation is discussed: animal disease: Animals in research: the biomedical model: more than 1, species of animals thus far identified, only a few have been utilized in research, even though it is likely that, for every known human disease, an identical or similar disease exists in at least one other animal species.

Veterinary. ©— Bioethics Research Library Box Washington DC Animals are sometimes used in the testing of drugs, vaccines and other biologics, and medical devices, mainly to determine the safety of the medical product.

For. The use of non-human animals in biomedical research has given important contributions to the medical progress achieved in our day, but it has also been a cause of heated public, scientific and philosophical discussion for hundreds of years.

This review, with a mainly European outlook, addresses the history of animal use in biomedical research, some of its main protagonists Cited by: A (c)(3) nonprofit organization, the AALAS Foundation is dedicated to educating the public about the compassionate professionals working in laboratory animal science and the important role of animals working in research.

The AALAS Foundation develops free educational materials and innovative public awareness programs to help inform students. Using animals in research and to test the safety of products has been a topic of heated debate for decades. According to data collected by F. Barbara Orlans for her book, In the Name of Science: Issues in Responsible Animal Experimentation, sixty percent of all animals used in testing are used in biomedical research and product-safety testing (62).

Five key terms identify the fields or activities that relate to the care and use of animals in research, education, and testing. Animal experimentation refers to the scientific study of animals, usually in a laboratory, for the purpose of gaining new biological knowledge or solving specific medical, veterinary medical, dental, or biological problems.

progress in biomedical and behavioral research, for toxicity testing to safeguard the pub- lic, and for education in the life sciences with desires to replace, reduce, and refine the use of laboratory animals.

Animal testing has been a trending topic for a while now as research institute gives out their moral reason as to why it is necessary to employ these methods to look at the safety of the animal product that we consumed.

It is in this line that we researched and wrote this animal testing essay to guide and inform a student how to write one. Animal Research Saves Animals, Too Practically all biomedical research with lab animals advances veterinary medicine as well as human medicine.

Animal research also helps animals. It has resulted in many remarkable lifesaving and life-extending treatments for cats, dogs, farm animals, wildlife, and endangered species. on ‘animal testing and sales’ of cosmetic and toiletry products, but such testing still takes place in many countries throughout the world.

Genetic Engineering. Genetic engineering is the greatest growth area in animal experimentation. It involves the manipulation of genes – either within or between species (to produce transgenic animals).File Size: 45KB.

Also, treatments that were developed using animals for testing include those for glaucoma, hip dysplasia and pacemakers for heart disease. Another importance of this practice is that it has helped save endangered species from extinction. List of Disadvantages of Animal Testing.

Historical Perspectives. A wonderful book entitled Cattle, Priests and Progress by Calvin W. Schwabe, D.V.M., M.P.H., Sc.D. is a fascinating and wonderful description of the evolution of medicine and especially veterinary medicine. The following shares a few of the ideas provided by Dr.

Schwabe. The idea of stewardship of animals developed in ancient times, as early humans domesticated animals.

An estimated 26 million animals are used every year in the United States for scientific and commercial testing. Animals are used to develop medical treatments, determine the toxicity of medications, check the safety of products destined for human use, and other biomedical, commercial, and health care uses.

Research on living animals has been. Real names have been used with the permission of the individuals involved. Jonas, A. “The Mouse in Biomedical Research.” In Health Benefits of Animal Research, William Gay, ed. Washington, D.C.: Foundation for Biomedical Research, no date.

Committee on Use of Laboratory Animals in Biomedical and Behavioral Research, National Research Council. The Common Marmoset in Captivity and Biomedical Research is the first text dedicated exclusively to this species,filling an urgent need for an encyclopedic compilation of the existing information.

Sponsored by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine as part of its authoritative Blue Book series, the book covers the biology,management, diseases, and clinical and research.

In Veterinary Herbal Medicine, Published Research: Laboratory animal studies support the traditional use for fever. Oral administration of a Bupleurum decoction (5 g/kg) to rabbits with a heat-induced fever decreased body temperature to normal levels within hours (Chang, ).The anti-inflammatory and sedative activities of bupleurum have been demonstrated by.

What is Biomedical Research. Biomedical research is the broad area of science that involves the investigation of the biological process and the causes of disease through careful experimentation, observation, laboratory work, analysis, and testing.

Scientists expand this knowledge base to discover ways to prevent. Defending animal research. Animal research is used to test the safety and efficacy of drugs before they go on the market. But more important is the use of animal research in basic science to help us understand the processes that take place.

There's no hope for developing medicines or interventions or treatments for the brain and for. The radical animal rights movement has become an increasingly powerful force that threatens the continued discovery and development of new treatments and prevention strategies for a variety of illnesses. The effort to end biomedical research with animals is based on a profound misunderstanding of how science really works and the gains we have.

Science, Medicine, and Animals explains the role that animals play in biomedical research and the ways in which scientists, governments, and citizens have tried to balance the experimental use of animals with a concern for all living creatures.

An accompanying Teacher’s Guide is available to help teachers of middle and high school students use Science, Medicine, and Animals. Animal testing, also known as animal experimentation, animal research and in vivo testing, is the use of non-human animals in experiments that seek to control the variables that affect the behavior or biological system under approach can be contrasted with field studies in which animals are observed in their natural environments or ption: Around 50– million vertebrate.

Currently, animal research is absolutely essential both for maintaining human health (e.g. in the testing of vaccines) and for the development of new treatments for the many diseases that still plague the human race.

This is not to say that all animal research is essential, or that all of it is scientifically valid. Biomedical research leads to better understanding of human and animal health and disease.

This research helps develop treatment and cures that improve the lives of ourselves and the animals around us. Much of the knowledge can be gained through research using isolated cells or tissues in cultures, or even modeled through computer simulations.

By analysing large numbers of animal experiments selected randomly — the ‘gold standard’ when assessing biomedical research, and reviewing over scientific publications, Knight is able to offer unprecedented insights into the contributions of animal experimentation to human healthcare, and the extent to which laboratory animals suffer.The more humane use of animals in research will depend on the approach adopted by Brazil's National Council for the Control of Animal Experimentation to promote the 3Rs and to .Laboratory Animals Used in Biomedical Research.

This training module is relevant to all animal users working with animals housed in vivaria (enclosed areas such as laboratories) where animals are kept for research, teaching, or testing.