Benefits of Animal Research in Mediacl Research

Events

Germ Theory of Disease

1860

Malaria-Parasites life cycle discovered

1898

Mice and Genetics

1902

Vitamin A discovered

1912

Diptheria prevented by immunaztion

1913

Blood Transfusion

1915

Neurotransmission demonstrated

1921

insulin isolated

1922

Pernicious

1926

Heparin used as an anticoagulant

1937

Penicillin protects mice against infection

1940

Dialysis developed for kidney failure

1955

Cardiac Pacemakers

1958

Artificial heart valves

1961

Heart transplant successful in human

1967

Smallpox eradicated through vaccination

1977

Leprosy treatments developed

1982

AZT the first drug treatment for HIV

1987

Hib-meningitis vaccine

1992

Cloning Dolly the sheep

1996

Sequencing & Analysis of mouse genomes

2002

First tissue-engineered whole-organ transplant

2008