HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Concerns over the value of animal experiments

Much animal research into potential human treatments is wasted because it is poorly conducted and not thoroughly evaluated, argue leading doctors in this week's BMJ.

They call for urgent, formal reviews of existing animal research.

They identified six comprehensive reviews of animal experiments from the scientific literature. All six highlighted deficiencies in the contribution that animal research makes to clinical medicine, such as poor design and animal and clinical trials being conducted simultaneously.

If animal experiments fail to inform medical research, or if the quality of the experiments is so poor as to render the findings inconclusive, then the research will have been conducted unnecessarily.

The scientists call for a programme of research to review existing animal data, to find out whether the animal research can be applied to humans.

Professor Ian Roberts, one of the authors of the report said, "We are only asking that the same standards as are applied in human research are applied to animal research. We would not tolerate haphazard potentially biased reviews of human research so why should we tolerate this for animal research? New research, whether in animals or humans, should only be carried out after a proper systematic review of the existing research.

What's more, comparing results from systematic reviews of animal and human research will allow us to assess the contribution of animal research to improving human health."


'"/>

Contact: Emma Dickinson
edickinson@bmj.com
44-207-383-6529
BMJ-British Medical Journal
26-Feb-2004


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Concerns over the future of childrens health care in British general practice
2. Concerns about fertility affect treatment decisions in one-third of young breast cancer patients
3. Concerns over national policy on infertility treatment
4. Study investigates value of center of excellence designation
5. Health state values for patients with CAD vary according to the measure used to generate them
6. More doubts over value of defibrillators
7. UK trial results on value of cannabis for multiple sclerosis patients
8. Zimbabwean women value diaphragm as clandestine method to possibly prevent HIV
9. Survey of medical students affirms value of student diversity
10. Nutritional value of enriched egg yolks as a weaning food for infants
11. PFI hospitals are not value for money

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/7/2020)... CITY and LAS VEGAS (PRWEB) , ... January 06, 2020 , ... ... announce its formation and unveil its first product: The LumaCare Duo ™. , ... booth (#44868) in the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada during CES 2020, ...
(Date:1/7/2020)... ... January 06, 2020 , ... A December 6 article on ... and fewer complications including high blood pressure and premature birth before or during second ... and their second pregnancies were less likely to suffer adverse pregnancy outcomes the second ...
(Date:1/7/2020)... ... January 07, 2020 , ... R3 Stem Cell is ... as the R3 Annual Membership, is available 24/7 and includes all the stem cell ... rate regenerative medicine training courses in person. For the online regenerative training courses, R3 ...
(Date:1/5/2020)... PLAINS, N.J. (PRWEB) , ... January 04, 2020 , ... ... His practice, Shore Children’s Dental Care, specializes in treatment for infants, children, teens and ... is announcing a new center for infant nursing and oral health. , Dr. Sherman ...
(Date:1/3/2020)... ... January 02, 2020 , ... ... lifestyle solutions, has announced the final round of U.S. finalists for its annual ... are Andrew Bischoff of Minnetonka, Minnesota; Ashley Pederson of St. Paul, Minnesota; Kim ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/7/2020)... ... January 06, 2020 , ... MemoryCare.com , a comprehensive ... Best Memory Care Facilities in Fargo, North Dakota. The guide identifies 2 memory ... , According to the Alzheimer’s Association , 5.6 million people age 65 ...
(Date:1/3/2020)... ... 2020 , ... ScreenPoint Medical’s Scientists who developed the Transpara ... and faster, say a new international study by Google Health and Imperial College, ... countries, including Hungary, Turkey, the USA and France. , The new study, published ...
(Date:1/3/2020)... , ... January 03, 2020 , ... American actor, Laurence ... and the “John Wick” series. While most know him for the movies he takes ... Scenes” with Laurence Fishburne. The show explores a vast range of topics to educate ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: