Mario Rothbauer (c) TU Wien

Medical research has a long tradition when it comes to testing on animals. Apart from the ethical problem, animal experiments also lack reliability. Mice do not always react to diseases and drugs in the same way as humans do. Another example – chocolate is toxic to dogs, explains project assistant Mario Rothbauer from the Cellchip Group at TU Vienna. Moreover, animal experiments aren’t exactly consistent. Slight changes in the housing and care of the animals can have a major impact on the ultimate results.

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