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The Experiment Is on Us: Science of Animal Testing Thrown into Doubt

The Experiment Is on Us: Science of Animal Testing Thrown into Doubt | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it

New scientific research has cast grave doubt on the safety testing of hundreds of thousands of consumer products, food additives and industrial chemicals.

 

Everyday products, from soft drinks and baby foods, to paints, gardening products, cosmetics and shampoos, contain numerous synthetic chemicals as preservatives, dyes, active ingredients, or as contaminants. Official assurances of the safety of these chemicals are based largely on animal experiments that use rabbits, mice, rats and dogs.

 

But new results from a consortium of researchers and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggest such assurances may be worthless 

 

In summary, repeated experiments confirmed that, when it comes to inflammation, mice and humans have little in common, a finding important enough in itself given the prevalence of inflammation-related diseases in humans. These include allergies, celiac disease, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, and autoimmune diseases.


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This article is saying that the animal testing is turning out to be a waste of time. The mice that we do all the testing on is not even related to humans.

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Trevor Lakes's curator insight, September 25, 2013 7:58 AM

this states that the testing on mice that the united states does actually doesnt help since mice and humans are closely related.

Josh Nelson's curator insight, September 25, 2013 8:59 AM

thank you Kassidi Cadle

Sydney Bolyard's curator insight, December 6, 2013 8:29 AM
Throughout this lengthy article, the topic of animal testing is discussed. My personal opinions override further understanding of this testing because I am 100% this action. Animals have rights and privileges that should not be taken away from them. Not only that, but animal testing is completely inhumane. Before you do anything to an animal, you should think about if you would do the same to a human being. If the answer is no, you shouldn’t go through with the testing. 
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Narrowing the search for greenbug (aphids) resistance in wheat

Narrowing the search for greenbug (aphids)  resistance in wheat | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it
Texas A&M AgriLife Research wheat scientists are getting closer to pinpointing the genes controlling greenbug resistance in wheat and recently published their findings.

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Five Species You Thought Were Endangered That Really Aren't (Including the ... - Slate Magazine (blog)

Five Species You Thought Were Endangered That Really Aren't (Including the ... - Slate Magazine (blog) | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it
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Five Species You Thought Were Endangered That Really Aren't (Including the ...

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I think it's great the "endangered species" are no longer endangered anymore. This includes the polar bear, komodo dragon, clouded leopards, humpback whales, and praying mantisises. Endangered species become endangered to more of what people cause and effect. People are the cause for all 5 of these animals to endangered at one time. The humpback whales were endangered decades ago due to whaling, the mantises were endangered because people were killing them which is illegal in the U.S. The clouded leopards were endangered because of deforestation, the komodo dragon faced endangered because humans were competing for food with them, and lastly the polar bear became endangered because of global warming. 

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Summer Rain Reimer's curator insight, December 8, 2013 10:30 AM

humpback whales really arnt endangered because of the save the whales . their speices is widely misunderstood.

praying mantises are not at all indagered their are more than 20 diffrent species of mantises. 

clouded leopards thier is no data saying that their species is in decline . we dont here about them cause their almost the last thing on the cat chart , that why poeple think they are endangered.

komodo dragon - they can be come endagered if we keep hunting on them but their not endagered yet . their are about 5,000 wild one spreaded around multiple island.

polar bears their are about 25,000 polar bears worldwide and their are about 19 subpopulation of polar bears .people think their endagered cause of global warming .

Josh Nelson's curator insight, December 9, 2013 12:53 PM

Cassie Chriswell: 

 

Humpback Whales- 

- estimated at 125,000, and today they probably number about 80,000 individuals.

 

Praying Mantises- 

- illegall to kill then in the United States

- more than 20 species are found in North America 

 

Clouded Leopared-

- not a leopared at all, but it is the smallest of the big cat family

 

Komado Dragons- 

- only 5,000 left on tiny little islands

 

Polar Bears- 

- some people say that it is due to global warming that they became extinct

- only 25,000 polar bears left worldwide 

Olivia Haltom's curator insight, December 18, 2013 6:09 AM

i thought it was intresting to find out these animals really arent endangered.

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FDA Granted Fast Track Designation for Genervon’s Breakthrough Biotechnology Multi-Target #ALS Drug GM604 Expediting Drug Approval Process

FDA Granted Fast Track Designation for Genervon’s Breakthrough Biotechnology Multi-Target #ALS Drug GM604 Expediting Drug Approval Process | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it
In a huge victory for ALS sufferers, FDA granted Genervon Biopharmaceuticals a fast track designation for its first in class highly effective multi-target master regulator biotechnology drug GM604 for ALS.

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TRADE NEWSWIRE - Khalifa Port receives first livestock shipment

TRADE NEWSWIRE - Khalifa Port receives first livestock shipment | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it
Khalifa Port receives first livestock shipment
http://t.co/7c5RG4sCA0

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This shipped carried 650 cattle and over 20,000 sheep. This shipment was the first shipment for the ADPC. All livestock shipments have arrived or gone through Zayed Port but now they can go through Khalifa's Port. Khalifa's Port is also receiving it's license to port livestock frequently. 

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The Experiment Is on Us: Science of Animal Testing Thrown into Doubt

The Experiment Is on Us: Science of Animal Testing Thrown into Doubt | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it

New scientific research has cast grave doubt on the safety testing of hundreds of thousands of consumer products, food additives and industrial chemicals.

 

Everyday products, from soft drinks and baby foods, to paints, gardening products, cosmetics and shampoos, contain numerous synthetic chemicals as preservatives, dyes, active ingredients, or as contaminants. Official assurances of the safety of these chemicals are based largely on animal experiments that use rabbits, mice, rats and dogs.

 

But new results from a consortium of researchers and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggest such assurances may be worthless 

 

In summary, repeated experiments confirmed that, when it comes to inflammation, mice and humans have little in common, a finding important enough in itself given the prevalence of inflammation-related diseases in humans. These include allergies, celiac disease, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, and autoimmune diseases.


Via Sepp Hasslberger
Kassidi Cadle's insight:

This article is saying that the animal testing is turning out to be a waste of time. The mice that we do all the testing on is not even related to humans.

more...
Trevor Lakes's curator insight, September 25, 2013 7:58 AM

this states that the testing on mice that the united states does actually doesnt help since mice and humans are closely related.

Josh Nelson's curator insight, September 25, 2013 8:59 AM

thank you Kassidi Cadle

Sydney Bolyard's curator insight, December 6, 2013 8:29 AM
Throughout this lengthy article, the topic of animal testing is discussed. My personal opinions override further understanding of this testing because I am 100% this action. Animals have rights and privileges that should not be taken away from them. Not only that, but animal testing is completely inhumane. Before you do anything to an animal, you should think about if you would do the same to a human being. If the answer is no, you shouldn’t go through with the testing.