Scientists in Portugal talk about their research using animals

Updated: May 11



EARA's #TransparencyThursday is an initiative on Instagram that allows the public the chance to find out why it is necessary to use animals in research.


Our first guest was Salomé Pinho, group leader of the Immunology, Cancer Glycomedicine group at the Institute for Research & Innovation in Health (i3s), whose work focuses on cancer and chronic inflammatory conditions.


We also heard from Sofia Viana, of Coimbra Institute for Clinical and Biomedical Research (iCBR), who answered questions about a more humane way to get rodents to take a test drug voluntarily.


In the first ever live #TransparencyThursday​, Raquel Boia of Coimbra Institute for Clinical and Biomedical Research (iCBR) answered questions about her studies to develop new therapies for glaucoma.

How did you decide what the best animal model to use was?

Can you explain how drug voluntary intake works in rodents?

The full Q&A videos are available here.

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