Monday, July 30, 2007

Scientists Create Schizophrenic Mice

Here's another reason why we need animal research: Scientists have created mice with schizophrenia, which they can then test and study as they seek to learn about the disease and find effective treatments. Sometimes you just need a living organism--some of which will need to be dissected and studied--to learn about the worst human ailments and potential treatments in preparation for potential human trials. In such cases it is either animals, us, or don't do the science. I choose animals.