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Animal research

27 - 04 - 2017

Animal research remains necessary for medical progress

An article in the European Journal of Internal Medicine recalls that animal testing is still the best method for discovering new treatments.
The predictivity of animal models is often strong, as it is, for example, for antivirals, antibiotics or vaccines, where the medicine has progressed. This is not always the case, for Alzheimer's disease, for example, medical progress has remained unchanged.
To improve the predictability of animal models, researchers must be trained to apply the same rules as in clinical practice. They must also be allowed to use the right animal models for the diseases studies, even if that means using other animals than rodents.