Dogs and cats make up less than 1 percent of animals involved in research and testing.
Types of Research
Many questions about animal and human health can be answered using a variety of research techniques in studies on animals. There are two main types of research: discovery research (learning about diseases, what causes them, what could treat or cure them) and product research (creating new drugs, improved surgical instruments, or medical equipment). This section provides a broad overview of major animal research techniques.
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Why canít alternatives, such as computer models and cell and tissue cultures, replace animals in medical research?
Computer models and tissue cultures are often used in conjunction with animal testing. However, a computer simply canít mimic the complexities of an entire biological system. Thatís why animals are used. more...