What Will We Do If We Don't Experiment on Animals?: Medical Research for the Twenty-first Century

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Trafford Publishing, 2004 - Medical - 261 pages

Drs. Greek have written 2 books on why using animals as models for humans is not the best way to conduct medical research and drug testing. During their lectures and debates, the most commonly asked question was, "Well. What will we use if we don't use animals?" What Will We Do If We Don't Experiment On Animals? Medical Research for the Twenty-first Century is the answer to that question. Drs. Greek explain briefly why one species cannot predict drug response for another and describe what research and testing methods should be used today instead of animals. They also describe where our biomedical research dollars should be spent if we are to have cures for cancer, AIDS, and Alzheimer's. This book will appeal to science-trained and general audiences, animal lovers and science readers, public policy analysts, students, patients and patient support groups, and government watchdog groups. What Will We Do If We Don't Experiment On Animals? Medical Research for the Twenty-first Century takes medical research out of the nineteenth and into the 21st century.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Introduction
11
Chapter 1 Replacing the Animal Model in Biomedical Research and Education
13
New Findings in Genetics Negate the Value of the Animal Model
31
Chapter 3 Genomics Proteomics and the New Renaissance in Biomedical Research
46
Chapter 4 Animal Tissue Human Tissue and in Vitro Technology
70
Chapter 5 The Past Present and Future of HumanBased Research
102
Chapter 6 The Search for Better More Effective Medications
123
Chapter 7 Replacing the Animal Model in Drug Testing
143
Chapter 8 How Technology is Replacing Animals in Biomedical Research and the Practice of Medicine
180
Chapter 9 The Urgent Need to Focus Resources on NonAnimal Modalities
210
Appendix
217
References
244
Index
258
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C. RAY GREEK, M D is a board-certified anesthesiologist and scientific adviser to the National Anti-Vivisection Society (USA). He and his wife, JEAN SWINGLE GREEK, D V M, speak at national and international forums on the subject of animal experimentation and the harm this experimentation ultimately causes humans: that scientifically considered, extrapolation from one species to another is not valid.

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