The continued need for animals to advance brain research

Neuron. 2021 Aug 4;109(15):2374-2379. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2021.07.015.


Policymakers aim to move toward animal-free alternatives for scientific research and have introduced very strict regulations for animal research. We argue that, for neuroscience research, until viable and translational alternatives become available and the value of these alternatives has been proven, the use of animals should not be compromised.

MeSH terms

  • Animal Experimentation*
  • Animals
  • Brain*
  • Neurosciences*