Animals have played a pivotal role in countless life-saving discoveries.
Virtually every medical therapy in use today owes its existence to animal experiments. But we can't assume what works in animals will in humans. And sometimes, the mismatch can be dangerous.
Assessing the data.
Evidence suggests that some chemicals can affect our bodies – even in very low doses. How can we better identify and act on these toxic materials?
Social insects such as bees live in a common nest site.
By working together, social insects are able to fix a small failure before it becomes a larger one.
Tiny fruit flies under a microscope are a powerful weapon for science.
Dr Martha Vicente-Crespo
Fruit flies aren't just a remarkable organism for research. They are also central to a project that aims to provide more at-home research opportunities for African scientists.
Non-human primates, like these macaques, are the animals with the closest resemblance to humans.
The documentary Maximum Tolerated Dose (showing in Melbourne tonight and Sydney on February 12) offers a “look inside modern animal experimentation with the animals who lived through it and the people…