Are animal models still essential to biological research?

Open access opinion article presenting the latest in the debate over use of animals in medical research

Aug 05, 2015

A longstanding debate in biomedicine, the use of animals in research attracts many to both sides of the argument. In a free-to-read opinion piece in Future Science OA titled 'Animal models are essential to biological research: issues and perspectives', Nobel Laureate Francoise Barre-Sinoussi and Xavier Montagutelli, of the Animalerie Centrale at Institut Pasteur (France), discuss where we stand, highlighting that animal research remains essential at the current time, and giving an overview of the status of attempts in Europe to protect animals used in research.

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Future Science OA

Open Access Journal, Future Science Group

Future Science OA is an online, open access (CC-BY), peer-reviewed title from Future Science Group. The journal’s broad coverage includes all areas of biotechnology and medicine, as well as topics in biological, life and physical sciences that are of relevance to human health. The journal embraces the importance of publishing all good-quality research with the potential to further the progress of medical science. All original research articles that have been conducted with scientific rigor and research integrity will be considered. The journal also features review articles, editorials and perspectives, providing readers with a leading source of commentary and analysis.

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