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research

[ri′sərch]
(science and technology)
Scientific investigation aimed at discovering and applying new facts, techniques, and natural laws.
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The vast majority of animal research is devoted to finding cures for human diseases, But animal-rights supporters like McArdle believe such research is useless.
Animal research has played a key role in developing many therapies that we now take for granted, including everything from antibiotics to heart transplants, and continues to be vital in fields as diverse as stem cell medicine and the discovery of effective treatments for genetic diseases such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
They argue that animal research is unnecessary, and is primarily used to benefit the pharmaceutical industry.
Also extremely valuable as a teaching resource is Appendix A, which consists of 20 frequently asked questions about the need for animal research and the concise answers to those questions.
Every day they prescribe medicines developed through animal research, from antibiotics and painkillers to medicines for asthma and high blood pressure.
But what does this kind of animal research tell us about human babies?
In this collection of 28 articles from the September 2003 "International Conference on Auditory Cortex: Toward a Synthesis of Human and Animal Research," contributors compare their research in auditory cortical fields and their functions, the coding of sounds, and auditory plasticity, learning and cognition.
Companies which deal with the animal research industry, including couriers and cleaners will also be protected from intimidation.
The UK is locked into the now obsolete animal research methodology instead of embracing far more effective non-animal methods.
The structure will increase the small animal research space facility, and a second floor will provide eight new labs with shell space for an additional four labs.
2385) that expands the state's racketeering laws to include crimes against the logging industry, agricultural research facilities, and animal research labs.
Twenty years ago, animal research became the target of a new generation of anti-vivisectionists: the radical "animal rights" movement.

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