Animal experimentation plays a significant role in advancing our knowledge of the living world and improving the wellbeing of both humans and animals.
Policymakers aim to move toward animal-free alternatives for scientific research and have introduced very strict regulations for animal research. In an article published in Neuron, neurosciencists explain the importance of animals in neuroscience research, until viable and translational alternatives become available and the value of these alternatives has been proven.
Anita Lüthi, professor at the Department of Fundamental Neuroscience at UNIL, President of the Swiss Society for Neuroscience, is one of the authors. Read the interview (in French).
Find more information about research with animals at EPFL: https://www.epfl.ch/research/experimentation-research-with-animals/