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Primates in Laboratory Research: Is it Worth it?. What is a primate?. What is Laboratory Research? “R esearch ” is defined as any type of experimental work that involves altering the diet, living situation, psychological state, or body structure of primates in a considerable way.

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What is Laboratory Research?

“Research” is defined as any type of experimental work that involves altering the diet, living situation, psychological state, or body structure of primates in a considerable way.

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"We need to recognize at the outset that what we do to animals from their perspective certainly, and probably from ours, is morally wrong and unacceptable,"

Jane Goodall

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Gains from Primate Research

-Treatment for typhoid fever

-Discovery of Mumps

-Treatments for arthritis

-Improved blood transfusions

-Vaccine for polio

-Development of chemotherapy

-Yellow fever vaccine

-Corneal transplants

-Liver transplants

-Heart transplants

-Treatment for leprosy

-Effects of alcohol on the body

-Treatment for 'lazy eye'

-In-depth data on Parkinson's

-Lung transplants

-Hepatitis B vaccine

-Preliminary treatments for AIDS

-Information on infant development

-Discovery of Estrogen

-Components of postpartum depression

-Discovery of lead's toxicity

-Information on puberty

-Effects of ecstasy on the body

-Early treatment for diabetes

-Vaccine for anthrax

-Stem cell data

-Effects of radiation on the body

-Psychological effects of isolation

-Kidney transplants

-Uses for chloroform

-Information on brain growth rates

-Discovery of effective methods for

Restoring blood to the brain

-Electroshock therapy

-Development of the German measles

Vaccine

Wisconsin Primate Research Center Library

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