Animal Testing Cures

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Animal testing has played a huge role in the advancement of cures for humans during this last century according to “Foundation for Biomedical Research” (Prot-Test 2006). Animal testing has become defined as the research carried out on animals. Mainly every drug or products that humans use has involved animal testing (What is Animal Testing?). With animal testing scientists are capable to test the safety of new medicine and products released to the public such as the safety of cosmetics, treatments, Drugs, Food additives, Household products, etc... (BBC). Furthermore new techniques such as CT and MRI were developed using non-human animals (Understanding animal research). The Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique uses a magnetic field and …show more content…
If scientists continue to experiment on animals, society can expect cures for diseases such as Alzheimer’s, cancer, cystic fibrosis, etc (Understanding Animal Research). Defined as Diabetes, this metabolic disease in which the body’s inability to produce any or enough insulin causes elevated levels of glucose in the blood. In the United States alone there are approximately more than 20 million people that have diabetes. Without the development of insulin, a treatment that regulates the blood sugar levels in diabetes, many diabetics would’ve passed away. Insulin was developed from the research that dogs provided (Benefits of Animal Research). Humans do not just benefit of animal experimentation but animals do as well! Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and feline leukemia virus (FeLV) infections have caused tremendous infections in cats leading to their death. In the United States alone approximately 2%-3% of all cats are infected with FIV or FeLV. A vaccine now sold, prevents these diseases (Benefits of Animal Research). Along with animal testing for cosmetics, treatments, Drugs, vaccines, etc… Many surgical procedures have and continue to develop through the use of animals in experiments. Organ transplantation, open heart surgery, and many other procedures have developed by using animals as test subjects (Science, Medicine, and Animals 2004). Edward Jenner has had his great share in the advancement of the medical field, in 1796 Jenner founded the principles of vaccination for small pox after he realized that cows had often suffered and recovered from cowpox, a smallpox like disease which affected cows. To-date, the only disease to completely experience full elimination was smallpox; the very last case for smallpox was in Somalia on October, 1977 (Smallpox eradicated through

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