[ExI] Myostatin-inhibitor patron
dan_ust at yahoo.com
Tue May 26 19:00:13 UTC 2009
--- On Mon, 5/25/09, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> Of course, there are a bunch of laws controlling animal
> If you just buy some mice and start injecting them, you are
> breaking these laws.
> Animal testing of treatments intended for human use are
> rigorous. It is not just trying to find something that
> works. Testing
> has to try to check for toxicity, side-effects, cancer
> causing, etc.
> and usually takes many years and much expense before being
> for human use.
> And even after all that, there is no guarantee that because
> it works
> in mice it will also work in humans. Some new drugs had to
> after human tests killed or damaged people. Chimpanzees
> infected with
> HIV don't get sick, for example.
> And the opposite also applies. Some drugs that damage mice
> perfectly safe in humans.
> There are many problems associated with animal testing.
> (And it's not just about saving the cuddly bunnies!).
Or cuddly mice! :@ However, for me ethical concerns would not be unimportant.
That said, I agree that testing in non-human animals doesn't always provide useful knowledge for human animals.* I'm not sure if that follows with myostatin though. How different are mice and humans in this area? I imagine, if this is unknown, Bryan's research might shed some light and tell you whether the mouse model here would be a good match for humans.
* In the end, [almost?] everything is like everything else -- and, at the same time, [almost?] everything is different from everything else.
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