Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have produced tiny brains made of human neurons and cells. These mini-brains could radically change how drugs are tested, replacing the many animals currently being used for neurological scientific research.
The National Institutes of Health has announced that it’s bringing its chimpanzee testing programme to an entire halt, sending its 50 remaining primates to sanctuaries.
You know what they say: give a mouse a Zoloft and he'll ask for a Prozac. Give a mouse a Prozac and he'll ask for a Lexapro. But how do researchers determine if the anti-depressent they're developing is actually effective before giving it to people?