The Failing Animal Research Paradigm for Human Disease

"The history of cancer research has been a history of curing cancer in the mouse. We have cured mice of cancer for decades—and it simply didn't work in humans."

'This statement made by Richard Klausner, M.D., former director of the National Cancer Institute, to the Los Angeles Times (Cimons 1998), is a statement that applies equally to many other common diseases. 

The Failing Animal Research Paradigm for Human Disease

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A decade ago, researchers reported on the existence of 195 published methods that prevented or delayed the development of type 2 diabetes in mice (Roep et al 2004). Yet none of these "breakthroughs" ever translated to human medicine.'


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