Accession Number:

ADA279677

Title:

Animals, Alternatives, and Humans: Solving Problems through Research in the U.S. Air Force

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept., Aug 1991- Apr 1993

Corporate Author:

ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Research using living systems, including whole living animals, has proved essential and invaluable in support of USAF operations. The USAF is aggressively seeking alternatives to animal research that we can integrate into our research programs. In the near future, we expect to make rapid advances in developing, as alternative cell culture techniques, mechanical surrogates and mathematical models. We will continue to use limited numbers of live animals in our research program, particularly where data from mathematical models are not reliable. But as we advance our techniques in using research animals with more and better chronic animal preparations, superior imaging methods and improved data extrapolation techniques, each animal study will-require fewer laboratory animals. Of course, the human volunteer is the experimental subject of choice thus, as non-invasive data collection techniques improve, the human will replace laboratory animals in even more of our biological research. Animal research,

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE