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#AnimalResearch saves lives, yet opponents say that it is ineffective and even fails to protect #HumanHealth.
EARA examined the facts in this feature, which highlights the essential understanding & breakthroughs that only exist thanks to studying animals…
🧵 Here are some key points on the common mistruths about #AnimalResearch & its benefits:
1) 92% of drugs that work in preclinical tests fail in humans – This is a misleading statistic. #AnimalTesting ensures potentially harmful drugs are rejected so only those that are proven……
2) 89% of preclinical studies (mostly involving animals) couldn't be reproduced – Reproducibility affects all aspects of science & research, not just #AnimalResearch. Singling out animals as the main problem is inaccurate as lab practices are often to blame, while non-animal……
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 02/21/2021…
This Blizzard Exposes The Perils Of Attempting To ‘Electrify Everything…

#blizzard #electrified
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In the midst of #AcademicPatentGate, @Nicole_Paulk and I started talking more broadly about the ideal relationship between #Academia and for-profit in the field of #biotechnology. Should ties be stronger or weaker? What happens when #OpenAccess meets the global economy?
One side: For-profit companies license academic innovations that used public research #funding, then charge the public for the products.
Other side: Public research funding has the goal of fueling innovation. Restricting discoveries to the academic community is not beneficial.
But #Academia is also seen as an objective source of truth (increasingly important these days). At its best, scientists engage in a disinterested search for truth, and ideas are made to be tested. This has been very good for civilization so far.
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