Animal Testing In Biomedical Testing

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Although one may argue animals should not be used in biomedical research because there are many alternative out there to substitute animal testing, and animals has feeling and show empathy when another is hurt; however, the truth of the matter is humankinds need to use animals for biomedical testing in order to advance human race because animal testing will help us further understand human diseases, animal share many similar genetic similarity between the human, and it is unethical to use human in biomedical researches.

Animal testing has played a crucial role in the development of many lifesaving cures and surgeries; the lives that were saved by animal testing are so considerable that there is not even a figure today to estimate it. Using
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A deadly disease called Hemophilus influenzae type B was known as Hib, which killed 800 children each year in United States during 1993. There was an early version of a vaccine, but its effectiveness was limited. A new vaccine was developed, which was tested on mice and ribbits, proved to be more powerful than the previous vaccine. Within months of introducing the newly developed vaccine in United States and United Kingdom, Hib infection rates has fell by 70%. During 1935, an infection called hemolytic streptococci is known to cause death after a woman gave birth to a child. According to Scientific America, “occurred in 200 of every 100,000 births.”(Jack, Morrison, 1997) Also, according to Scientific America, “60 of every 100,000 men aged 45 to 64 died from lobar pneumonia.” (Jack, Morrison, 1997). However, both of the death figures fell dramatically after a drug called sulfonamide was made available to the public. Thanks to animal testing, now only five out of every 100,000 women contracted puerperal sepsis after giving birth, and only six out of 100,000 middle-aged man contracted lobar pneumonia. Animal testing has not only saved millions of live in the medicine field, but also the surgical field, too. Open heart surgery saves about half a million people in the …show more content…
Micro-dosing enabled a human volunteer to safely test drugs without harming the subject and using any animal. This technology comprise of giving the human volunteer doses of a drug high enough to study the effect, but lower enough without affecting the subject’s body. This method may sound promising, however, it has its limitations. The scientists are only give their human subjects a low amount of doses; so by micro-dosing’s very nature, it cannot foresee the medication’s side effects that will arise if it is given at higher ‘therapeutic’

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