How Animal Research Improves Lives
Doctors know that helping patients means being aware of ongoing research in the field and understanding how different therapies fit in to a patient's individual treatment plan. In this module developed by SfN with support from the Esther A. & and Joseph Klingenstein Fund, Inc., you learn from leading researchers studying Schizophrenia, Parkinson’s, Epilepsy, and Rett Syndrome discussing how animal models affect developing treatments for these diseases and disorders.
These resources contain video interviews in addition to biographies on the featured clinicians, a history of the diseases or disorders, and additional related materials for each topic. The clinicians are Joseph Coyle discussing Schizophrenia, Anne Young on Parkinson’s disease, Jeff Noebels on Epilepsy, and Huda Zoghbi discussing Rett Syndrome.
Designed to have clinical relevance for medical students, these resources also reinforce the importance of basic research and the animal models used to improve the study of disease in humans. Treatments developed with the use of animals in research allow individuals with brain diseases to live longer, fuller lives. The hope is that if students realize where new treatments originated, future doctors will convey this to their patients.
Watch the videos on SfN.org.
These resources were developed with support from the Esther A. & and Joseph Klingenstein Fund, Inc.