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Topic: Re:Re:Re: Allison
Posted by: Dan Murphy
Date/Time: 08/09/15 11:36:00

What did animal experiments ever do for us?

1. The benefits of Penicillin were only confirmed because Ernest Chain injected it into live mice and confirm its antibacterial properties.

2. We only have blood transfusions because Richard Lower was able to perfect the technique on dogs in 1907. He had to test the anti –clotting properties of sodium citrate on live dogs. Without blood transfusion we would not have any open heart surgery.

3. In 1943, Waksman and Schatz experimented with injecting streptomycin into sick chickens and guinea pigs, infected with TB. Their experiments led to the first effective treatment of TB and has saved literally millions of lives. It could not have been done without those experiments.

4. In the 1960’s experiments on macular relocation (re attaching the retina) were carried out on monkeys, cats, and rabbits. This led to a surgical technique for curing macular degeneration and has led to a number of sight saving surgical procedures.

5. Starting in the 1920’s, many experiments on the use of bronchodilators were carried out on frogs, and later guinea pigs. These led to the development of Salbutamol and Terbutraline, which have saved thousands of lives and transformed the lives of millions of children with asthma. Without these treatments 3 million children in the UK alone would struggle to breathe, and it could not have been achieved without those early animal experiments.

6. In 1992 the UK saw 1,500 cases of Hib meningitis amongst young children. Experiments on mice and rabbits had resulted in the Hib vaccine, which has led to a 90% reduction in the cases of childhood meningitis.

7. In the 1950’s, surgical experiments on dogs and pigs led to the perfection of kidney transplant procedures. Nevertheless, rejection remained a major problem. Experiments in mice and dogs in the early 1970’s led to the discovery of Cyclosporine, which is a major immune suppressor. Further experiments on dogs led to the discovery that Cyclosporine plus steroids leads to a three-fold increase in survival times for transplant patients. IN the UK, over 2,000 transplant patients benefit every year from these advances.

8. Breast cancer affects 40,000 women every year in the UK. In the 1950’s, experiments on rats and mice proved that Tamoxifen blocks the growth of hormone dependent breast cancers. Since then, similar experiments have led to the use of Herceptin in monoclonal antibody treatments. In the UK, breast cancer now has a 77% 5-year survival rate and a 30% reduction in deaths.

9. About 1.8 million people in the UK (and rising fast) have diabetes – 75% of these are type-2. IN 1889, von Mering and Minkowski proved through experiments on dogs that removing the pancreas results in diabetes. But they couldn’t create the insulin any other way. Not until 1921 when Banting and Best managed to extract insulin from healthy dogs and inject it into dogs with diabetes, thus restoring them to full health. Further experiments on rabbits in the 1920s allowed James Collip to regulate the sugar levels, thus leading to the use of insulin for human diabetics. Since it was first used, it has kept millions of people alive who would otherwise have died.


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Petition against experiments on beagles06/09/15 15:16:00 Jill Merrett
   Re:Petition against experiments on beagles06/09/15 15:31:00 Claire Moran
      Re:Re:Petition against experiments on beagles06/09/15 21:23:00 Rima Jones
         Dr Hadwen's Trust06/09/15 21:43:00 S Powell
   Re:Petition against experiments on beagles07/09/15 13:31:00 Alison Neary
      Re:Re:Petition against experiments on beagles07/09/15 13:37:00 Jill Merrett
         Re:Re:Re:Petition against experiments on beagles07/09/15 13:46:00 Alison Neary
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Petition against experiments on beagles07/09/15 14:13:00 Claire Moran
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Petition against experiments on beagles07/09/15 14:17:00 Stuart Kerr
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Petition against experiments on beagles07/09/15 14:35:00 Claire Moran
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Petition against experiments on beagles07/09/15 14:48:00 Alison Neary
                  For Alison..07/09/15 15:18:00 Delilah Hall
                     Re:For Alison..07/09/15 15:23:00 Alison Neary
                        Re:For Pope Doris..07/09/15 16:43:00 Stuart Kerr
                           Re:Re:For Pope Doris..07/09/15 17:12:00 Loraine Pemberton
   Re:Petition against experiments on beagles07/09/15 19:06:00 Penny Flood
   Re:Petition against experiments on beagles07/09/15 20:35:00 Lynne Bruce
      Re:Re:Petition against experiments on beagles07/09/15 20:40:00 Lynne Bruce
         Re:Re:Re:Petition against experiments on beagles07/09/15 20:51:00 Loraine Pemberton
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Petition against experiments on beagles07/09/15 22:08:00 Peter Millman
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Petition against experiments on beagles07/09/15 22:22:00 Loraine Pemberton
               Petition against experiments on beagles07/09/15 22:38:00 Delilah Hall
                  Re:Petition against experiments on beagles07/09/15 22:41:00 Stuart Kerr
                     Re:Re:Petition against experiments on beagles07/09/15 22:50:00 Delilah Hall
                     Re:Re:Petition against experiments on beagles07/09/15 22:51:00 Julian Pavey
                        Petition against experiments on beagles07/09/15 23:08:00 Delilah Hall
                           Re: I've just been physically sick - read below about Marshall...08/09/15 00:32:00 Loraine Pemberton
                              Re:Re: I've just been physically sick - read below about Marshall...08/09/15 01:52:00 Delilah Hall
                                 Re:Re:Re: I've just been physically sick - read below about Marshall...08/09/15 08:25:00 Paul Corcoran
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re: I've just been physically sick - read below about Marshall...08/09/15 09:06:00 Delilah Hall
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re: I've just been physically sick - read below about Marshall...08/09/15 09:43:00 Claire Moran
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re: I've just been physically sick - read below about Marshall...08/09/15 09:44:00 Loraine Pemberton
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re: I've just been physically sick - read below about Marshall...08/09/15 09:53:00 Paul Corcoran
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re: I've just been physically sick - read below about Marshall...08/09/15 10:01:00 Loraine Pemberton
                                                Clare/Lorraine08/09/15 10:14:00 Alison Neary
                                                   Re:Clare/Lorraine08/09/15 10:33:00 Stuart Kerr
                                                      Re:Re:Clare/Lorraine08/09/15 11:33:00 Paul Corcoran
                                                         Re:Re:Re:Clare/Lorraine08/09/15 12:06:00 Alison Neary
                                                            Re:Re:Re:Re:Clare/Lorraine08/09/15 12:07:00 Stuart Kerr
                                                   Re: Allison08/09/15 11:11:00 Loraine Pemberton
                                                      Re:Re: Allison08/09/15 11:16:00 Alison Neary
                                                         Re:Re:Re: Allison08/09/15 11:30:00 Loraine Pemberton
                                                            Re:Re:Re:Re: Allison08/09/15 11:38:00 Alison Neary
                                                      Re:Re: Allison08/09/15 11:25:00 Dan Evans
                                                         Re:Re:Re: Allison08/09/15 11:36:00 Dan Murphy
                                                            Re:Re:Re:Re: Allison08/09/15 11:48:00 Loraine Pemberton
                                                               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re: Allison08/09/15 11:59:00 Dan Murphy
                                                         Re:Re:Re: Allison08/09/15 11:40:00 Loraine Pemberton
                                                            Re:Re:Re:Re: Allison08/09/15 11:47:00 Dan Murphy
                                                               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re: Allison08/09/15 11:59:00 Loraine Pemberton
                                                                  Re: a friend asked me to post this - do read it08/09/15 12:05:00 Loraine Pemberton
                                                                     Re:Re: a friend asked me to post this - do read it08/09/15 12:15:00 Dan Murphy
                                                                        Re:Re:Re: a friend asked me to post this - do read it08/09/15 12:25:00 Loraine Pemberton
                                                                           Irony meter overload!08/09/15 12:33:00 Paul Corcoran
                                                                              Re:Irony meter overload!08/09/15 12:38:00 Dan Murphy

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