Causes Or Cures

Are there Alternatives for Using Animals in Research & Why Not Consider Them? With Neuroscientist Dr. Katherine Roe

March 07, 2022 Dr. Eeks/ Dr. Roe Episode 92
Causes Or Cures
Are there Alternatives for Using Animals in Research & Why Not Consider Them? With Neuroscientist Dr. Katherine Roe
Show Notes

In this episode of The Causes or Cures Podcast, Dr. Eeks chats with Dr. Katherine Roe, a neuroscientist working on developing evidence-based strategies to replace animals in scientific research. While preclinical studies with animals is widely accepted in scientific research as a necessary step, many people worry about the welfare of the animals and wonder if there are viable, better alternatives. Some researchers do not want to do research on animals and struggle with the idea that they might have to, to advance their career. In this podcast, Dr. Roe will discuss potential alternatives to animal research, her view on how valuable and applicable results from animal trials are for humans, the "pressure to publish" and how that might lead to unnecessary animal trials, and why she believes it is more valuable for overall human heatlh to fund other kinds of research.
Dr. Roe is a neuroscientist who used to work at the National Institute of Health. She is the chief of the scientific advancement outreach division at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

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