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In medical research, experiments are still being carried out on millions of mice, rabbits, rats, dogs and monkeys worldwide, even though it has recently become increasingly difficult to obtain approval for animal experiments. In biomedical basic research in particular, researchers repeatedly stress the great importance of these animal experiments. Diseases such as cancer, dementia, heart disease or diabetes are still considered incurable. Animal experiments are therefore indispensable for testing new drugs, for example. But is that really true?

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Author profile picture Petra Wiesmayer is a journalist and author who has conducted countless interviews with high-profile individuals and researched and written general entertainment, motorsports, and science articles for international publications. She is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.As an avid science fiction fan she is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.