DR HADWEN TRUST
The Dr Hadwen Trust is a registered medical research charity
with 30 years experience of developing alternatives to replace animal
experiments. The Trust funds non-animal research into major health problems
such as cancer, heart disease, meningitis and Alzheimer's disease.
The Dr Hadwen Trust believes there are humane alternative methods
of research that can allow brain research to continue, without the use
Cambridge University want to carry out experiments on primates in order
to learn about diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Primates
do not suffer naturally from these diseases and are therefore unsuitable
'models' for humans. Trying to model human illness in animals can cause
misleading results and can delay progress.
Humane methods which do not use animals are already available, include
ground-breaking brain imaging techniques which allow the human brain to
be studied. A report published by the Dr Hadwen Trust in September 2001,
outlines the limitations of primate research, particularly in relation
to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, and presents the humane alternatives.
Read the full report here >>
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