Americans Living Longer Thanks to Animal Research

Americans are living longer, healthier lives and we owe much of that success to biomedical research,” said Robert Palazzo, Ph.D, President of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). This comes after the CDC announcement that US life expectancy has surpassed 78 years for the first time.

Declines in death rates for heart disease, cancer and diabetes, can be attributed to leaps made in the treatment of such conditions, much of which is funded by the NIH (National Institute of Health). Palazzo continued:

It is so easy to take for granted the amazing medical advances that NIH has afforded us, but many of the terminal illnesses that haunted previous generations are now treatable, and sometimes curable, conditions. When you take a moment to reflect, the life-saving discoveries funded by NIH are truly extraordinary.