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Why use animals in neuroscience research?

EARA has published a new article exploring some of the reasons that animal research is still essential in basic and clinical neuroscience research.

Brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, affect tens of millions of Europeans, and although alternative methods, such as organoid ‘mini-brains’, are available to study some aspects of neuroscience, they are not yet suitable to completely replace animal research as a living organism is the only viable model for study.

The article looks at the most common species used and gives some examples of current research from around the world.

Meanwhile, last week the Human Brain Project working with EBRAINS announced the opening of three new Facility Hubs, at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands; the University of Pavia, Italy: and Aix-Marseille University, France, allowing users from academia and industry to access the state-of-the-art facilities.

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