Animal model utility


Carvalho, C., Vieira, C. M., Ferreira, B. L., Knight, A., & Vicente, L. (2016). Contribution of animal models to contemporary understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. ALTEX 2016; 33(3): 243-249.
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A systematic review examining the contributions of animal research to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, which is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects around 2.2% of children worldwide.



Knight A. Animal models: inefficient in advancing human healthcare. Altern Lab Anim 2008: 36(6): 627.
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A rebuttal of the published UK Research Defence Society statement that:

“Animal research is morally and scientifically defensible, whether it has contributed to some, many or virtually all medical advances of the last century”.




Knight A. Scientific update. Lifescape 2008 (Jul.-Aug.): 42.
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A short summary of Dr Robert Matthews’ demolition of claim that virtually every medical achievement of the last century has depended directly or indirectly on research with animals, in a recent edition of the J Royal Soc Med; as well as my recent systematic reviews of the human biomedical utility of animal experimental models generally, and chimpanzee experiments specifically.