It’s relatively easy to imagine a new medicine, a better cure for some disease. The hard part, though, is testing it, and that can delay promising new cures for years. In this well-explained talk, Geraldine Hamilton shows how her lab creates organs and body parts on a chip, simple structures with all the pieces essential to testing new medications — even custom cures for one specific person. (Filmed at TEDxBoston)
In order to get the public on our side, we need to use the scientific as well as the moral argument against animal experiments. The moral and the scientific argument complement each other very powerfully. The moral argument is best conveyed by images of animals used in experiments.
Animal experiments represent one of the most grotesque of blunders in medical history — let us get rid of them and replace them with good science. Good science should be species specific, should do no harm and be evidence based.
With the ending of animal experimentation, a great evil will be lifted from the earth, which will have untold and far-reaching benefits for health and the life on this planet.