Lookup NU author(s): Professor Alexander Thiele,
Professor Christopher Petkov
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© 2018 Elsevier Ltd Neuroscience research in non-human primates (NHPs) has delivered fundamental knowledge about human brain function as well as some valuable therapies that have improved the lives of human patients with a variety of brain disorders. Research using NHPs, although it is facing serious challenges, continues to complement studies in human volunteers and patients, and will continue to be needed as the burdens of mental health problems and neurodegenerative diseases increase. At the same time, research into the 3Rs is helping to ameliorate the harms experienced by NHPs in experimental procedures, allowing the effective combination of optimal welfare conditions for the NHPs and high quality research. Mitchell et al. outline the benefits of non-human primate research for medicine and argue that the general public in the UK has been misled about the degree to which animals are harmed during research.
Author(s): Mitchell AS, Thiele A, Petkov CI, Roberts A, Robbins TW, Schultz W, Lemon R
Publication type: Letter
Publication status: Published
Journal: Current Biology
Print publication date: 22/10/2018
Online publication date: 22/10/2018
Acceptance date: 02/04/2018
ISSN (print): 0960-9822
ISSN (electronic): 1879-0445
Publisher: Cell Press