Chocolate manufacturing in the United States is a $7.2 billion industry. This would fund the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, the National Institute of Aging, and the National Cancer Institute for about two years.
From mice to dogs, pigs to electric eels, a variety of animal species contribute each year to medical breakthroughs that save millions of human lives each year. Through research on these animals, scientists have discovered cures and preventions for a number of human and animal ailments.
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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...