The Efficacy Of Scientific Feeding Behavior Studies On Non Human Primates

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Animal research plays a significant part in clinical trials. For centuries, animals have saved human lives “in the name of science”, emerging new pharmaceutical interventions and effective procedures. Consequently, humans are living longer and scientists are encouraged to experiment new trials on lab animals to continuously save and improve human lives. Therefore in this paper, I will discuss the efficacy of scientific feeding behavior studies on non-human primates.

Evolution certainly played a critical aspect in human versus non-human primates. Correspondingly, according to evolution, humans and non-human primates such as apes, chimpanzees and monkeys, share common ancestry. So how does this play a part in research? According to an article by Smith et al, (2003), researchers continue to perform research on non-human primates as model organisms for studying disease because non-human primates provide unique insights that cannot be studied in lower-order organisms such as mice or rats. The field of neuroscience is an area of biomedical research that utilizes non-human primates for both basic science research as well as disease research. According to Capitanio and Emborg (2008), studies on primates have contributed to understanding neurobehavioral outcomes that result from gene-environment interactions such as food related behaviors. Additionally, the bigger volumes of primate brains (compared to common lab mice) and the complexity of their brain structures are key factors
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