10 July 2018
The world’s most industrialized economies have been increasingly investing in technologies and opportunities that will eventually replace animal-models used in toxicology and biomedical research. In South America, too, a number of scientists have already recognized this trend and are interested in doing research that do not rely on animal models. Now, the BioMed21 Collaboration, a group of scientists and other stakeholders who together work towards replacing the use of animals in research, has published a paper in the journal Drug Discovery Today entitled Human-specific approaches to brain research for the 21st century: A South American perspective. The paper reports on a two-day workshop that took place in Rio de Janeiro, in May 2017, organized by Humane Society International in collaboration with D’Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR).
The meeting brought together leading scientists, representing scientific institutions in Brazil and in Argentina, Brazil’s National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), and other stakeholders to leverage existing national and international projects to improve health research and to engage scientists to shape a new human-specific paradigm for biomedical research in the region. [Read more…]