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Without animal research, millions of dogs, cats, and other pets and farm animals would have died from anthrax, distemper, canine parvovirus, feline leukemia, rabies, and more than 200 other diseases that are now preventable.
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Research Basics:
What is biomedical research? Looking at a breakdown of the terms according to the Webster’s Dictionary, we find “bio" meaning “life or living organism,” “medical” meaning “healing; pertaining to the science, study, or practice of medicine, or the art of healing diseases,” and “research” meaning “careful, patient, systematic, diligent inquiry or examination in some field of knowledge, undertaken to establish facts or principles.” In simplified terms, we can understand from these definitions that biomedical research is the search for ways to heal living organisms such as humans and other animals.
Types of Research:
Experimental design profoundly influences the outcome of a research study and is, therefore, extremely important. The first step in designing an experiment is identifying and clearly defining the question or problem to be studied. The objectives of the research study must be realistic, in other words, they must be achievable. The next step is to choose the research model that is best suited for the experiment. The model may be a culture of animal or bacterial cells, or a whole animal of a particular type.



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Do we really have the right to experiment on animals? What about their rights?
The use of animals in research is a privilege that must be carefully guarded to ensure human and animal relief from the specter of disease and suffering. To ignore human and animal suffering is irresponsible and unethical. more...