Understanding Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs)

Looking through some animal rights websites and forums I see the same misconceptions come up again and again on the subject of animal research. The first questions can be paraphrased thus: "If animal research advances medical science, how come when the animal experiments end and the products go to market, the humans experiments begin?" There … Continue reading Understanding Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs)

The limits of fMRI

Animal rights groups often argue (Warning: AR Website) that new imaging technologies, such as fMRI, provide an alternative to invasive brain research in animals, accusing those doing animal work of failing to adopt these modern methods.  Such a position reflects a misunderstanding of what these instruments measure and their limitation in studying how the brain … Continue reading The limits of fMRI