Advancing Medicine through Experiments on Animals: Room for Improvement?

Several recent articles have discussed problems that have arisen in translating findings from animal studies into clinical treatments.[1],[2],[3]   Some have interpreted this limited translational success as evidence that animal studies are not useful in generating treatments for disease. We challenge that conclusion in light of all the medical advances that have stemmed from animal experiments. … Continue reading Advancing Medicine through Experiments on Animals: Room for Improvement?

Animal studies point to clinical trial of hypothermia for stroke victims

On Monday Dr Malcolm Macleod, head of experimental neuroscience at the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, joined scientists from the European Stroke Research Network for Hypothermia (EuroHYP) in urging European governments to fund a  trial of moderate hypothermia for the treatment of ischemic stroke victims.  In ischemic stroke the blood … Continue reading Animal studies point to clinical trial of hypothermia for stroke victims