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By Marianne I. Martic-Kehl, Pius August Schubiger

In line with effects from the previous ten years, this prepared reference systematically describes easy methods to organize, perform, and review animal reports for melanoma treatments, addressing the generally famous loss of trustworthy and reproducible results.
Following a brief old advent and a dialogue of the ethics surrounding animal experiments, the booklet describes right learn layout in addition to the dealing with and housing of animals. It then is going directly to describe the animal types to be had for various melanoma forms, from typical melanoma versions in mice and canines to humanized animals. An review of formerly unpublished long term information from the Swiss canines and tom cat melanoma registry is usually integrated. the ultimate a part of the publication reports the teachings realized over the past decade on easy methods to interpret facts from animal reviews for bettering human remedy and offers innovations for destiny drug development.

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The case is more complex if we look at so-called fundamental biomedical research. Here it is often impossible to estimate the value the results might have for human patients in the long run based on the potential outcome of a single study—or even a whole research field. A good example is the work of John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser, and Edvard Moser, who were awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain [9]. In the 1970s, John O’Keefe discovered a type of nerve cell in the hippocampus that was always activated when the research animal (a rat) was at a specific location.

5, 18. Bundesrepublik Deutschland (2004) Fleischhygienegesetz (FlHG), Neufassung vom 20. June 2003 [BGBl. I S. 1242], zuletzt geändert am 04. November 2004 [BGBl. I S. 2688]. Cavalieri, P. and Singer P. (1993) The Great Ape Project: Equality beyond Humanity, London: Fourth Estate Publishing. org/about-peta/why-peta/ why-animal-rights/ (accessed 26 October 2014). Francione, G. (2008) Animals as Persons: Essays on the Abolition of Animal Exploitation, New York: Columbia University Press. National Research Council (US) Committee on Guidelines for the Humane Transportation of Laboratory Animals (2006) Guidelines for the Humane Transportation of Research Animals.

Singer applies these statements to a variety of subsequent deductions. First of all he argues that only beings with an intact higher central nervous system have the ability to feel pain and suffering. He uses a rather simplistic justification: humans feel pain in their cerebral cortex; this part of the brain is evolutionarily rather old and exists in all other vertebrates, thus all other vertebrates can feel pain and must have moral status [33]. Although consciousness and the ability to suffer are inclusion criteria for members of the moral community, Singer goes one step further.

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