The California Biomedical Research Association states that nearly every medical breakthrough in the last 100 years has resulted directly from research using animals. (CBRA, Oct. 15, 2013). Experiments in which dogs had their pancreases removed led directly to the discovery of insulin, critical to saving the lives of diabetics. Chris Abee, Director of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center's animal research facility, states that "we wouldn't have a vaccine for hepatitis B without chimpanzees," and says that the use of chimps is "our best hope" for finding a vaccine for Hepatitis C, a disease that kills 15,000 people every year in the United States.
There have been several anecdotal reports of leprosy in humans who have handled, killed, or eaten armadillos, or who may have been indirectly exposed by gardening in soil where the animals burrow. But until now, experts haven’t been able to confirm that armadillos could pass the disease to humans. The study provides the strongest evidence to date. Researchers analyzed the genomes of leprosy-causing bacteria collected from seven patients and one armadillo. After identifying specific strains of the bacteria, they compared them with a larger group of infected people and armadillos from around the world.
It is definitely remarkable that countless “terminal” illnesses were treated because of researches involving animal testing. People escaped death from diseases such as tuberculosis, cholera, and so on within a short period of time. Millions have been saved and the credit goes to animal testing. The general public holds negative opinion towards animal research even if they realise the benefits of it. Many develop this attitude because of the photos of rats and dogs in terrible status which are all over the Internet.
Animals are a very unreliable way of testing whether something is safe or not, and there are other options available to researchers. Using blood from human volunteers to test for the presence of fever-causing contaminants in intravenous medicines can save hundreds of thousands of rabbits each year from traditional "pyrogen" tests. EpiSkin, EpiDerm and SkinEthic—each composed of artificial human skin—can save rabbits from painful skin corrosion and irritation tests. The Bovine Corneal Opacity and Permeability Test and Isolated Chicken Eye Test are techniques that use eyes from animals slaughtered for the meat industry instead of live rabbits to detect chemicals and products that are severely irritating to the eyes. The Reduced Local Lymph Node Assay for skin allergy testing makes it possible to reduce live animal usage by up to 75 percent compared with traditional guinea pig and mouse tests.
MATTEL: CRISIS MANAGEMENT or MANAGEMENT CRISIS Introduction In late 2006 and early 2007 a number of imports from China were found to pose health risks. In the most serious case the deaths of 200 people in Haiti and Panama were linked to syrup from China containing the chemical diethylene glycol used in antifreeze, British Airways withdrew Chinese toothpaste from its in-flight pouches for the same reason. Large quantities of imported dog food were found to contain the chemical melamine, resulting in death and injury to as many as 4,000 pets. An investigation by the Chinese government found that two suppliers had intentionally used melamine to save money and increase the protein content. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the importation of certain seafoods from China because of contamination.
Course Title: The U.S. Federal Government: Assignment: Federal Agency’s Origin Title: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster management and prevention have become a prevelent topic as well as a major priorty of today. Far too many fatal consequences are the results of inappropriately managed emergencies in vulnerable locations. Disasters may occurr at any given time or place as well as in a natural form or as an act of terror. Often times, disasters occur suddenly and without warning whereas millions of Americans are faced with this horrific tragedy every year. One of the most commonly known agencies of the federal government gained its notoriety during one of the United States’ deadliest disasters on record.
A Persuasive Essay on Animal Testing. Millions of animals suffer every year in experiments due to Animal Testing. Tests where different species (like mice, rats, frogs, rabbits, dogs, cats, hamsters, monkeys, fish and birds) can experience severe pain and distress. The way that animals are also bred, transported, housed and handled for these ‘experiments’ may also cause added suffering. Over 3.5 million animals were used in experiments in 2008 in the UK alone.
Various dangerous diseases such as herpes simplex, hepatitis B, polio, rabies, malaria and mumps have been treated due to medications developed from tests on animals (Pandey, 2010). Animals are living creatures that develop various diseases as well. If, as the animal rights groups say, the medical problems of humans should be studied on people, then it seems that the problems of animals should be researched on animals. However, in reading animal rights campaigns, there is a lack of discussion on how to do research on the medical needs of animals (Gershoff, 2009). D. I will be talking to you
The disease spread from nation to nation, killing millions of people and seriously affecting their lives especially Britain. It is thought to be one of the most devastating plagues in human history. It is thought to have begun in the mid 1340’s in China, caused by dirty rodents who had infected fleas. The fleas travelled through Asia and lived on Rats and all sorts of other creatures. Some of these creatures became passengers on merchant ships that sailed to Europe.
The Impact of Europeans colonization in North America on Native Americans When the first colonist began to colonize America, they brought with them many diseases. The diseases were caused by their close living quarters with domesticated animals such as pigs, cows, sheep, goats and horses. When the colonist made first contact with the indigenous people, they unknowingly spread epidemics of smallpox, typhus, influenza, diphtheria, and measles, killing 10 to 20 million, which was up to 90 percent of their population. Sometimes these diseases were purposely spread to the natives in order to easily take over certain territories. For example, during the French and Indian War, British commander and chief Jeffery Amherst suggested using smallpox to wipe out the Native Americans (D'Errico, 2010).