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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Is it Worth it?
“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.
"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,"
-Treatment for typhoid fever
-Discovery of Mumps
-Treatments for arthritis
-Improved blood transfusions
-Vaccine for polio
-Development of chemotherapy
-Yellow fever vaccine
-Treatment for leprosy
-Effects of alcohol on the body
-Treatment for 'lazy eye'
-In-depth data on Parkinson's
-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
-Uses for chloroform
-Information on brain growth rates
-Discovery of effective methods for
Restoring blood to the brain
-Development of the German measles
Wisconsin Primate Research Center Library
“Discoveries Through Primate Models”. primateinfo.net, Wisconsin Primate Research Center, 11 Mar. 2010. Web. 29 Oct. 2010. <http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/research/discoveries.html >.