Sunday, February 19, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Artificial humans to replace animal testing


Posted on Monday, 1 September, 2014 | Comment icon 21 comments

Animal testing could soon be shut down for good. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Alexey Krasavin
The practice of testing products on animals could be discontinued within as little as three years.
Claiming the lives of up to 90 million animals every year, animal testing could soon become a thing of the past thanks to the invention of sophisticated new artificial organs that are capable of mimicking almost any part of the human body.

'Artificial humans' comprised of several hundred different artificial organs could soon be used to test everything from cosmetic products to the latest cancer drugs.

"We are replacing animal testing right now," said Harvard scientist Geraldine Hamilton. "These systems allow a much greater understanding of the mechanisms of the human body and give us insights that are not possible with animal studies."

Artificial lungs, kidneys and livers are already being used for these purposes and it is believed that within just a few years these remarkable new systems could do away with animal testing entirely.

Source: Yahoo! News | Comments (21)

Tags: Animal Testing, Artificial Humans


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #12 Posted by bobb73 on 1 September, 2014, 19:47
This is good news finally! Sick of playing God with animals and treating them like second class earthlings. They have feelings, consciousness, and what we believe a soul to be. It's been a general holocaust on animals for at least 2000 years.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Duchess Gummybuns on 1 September, 2014, 20:45
We finally decided on cloning. I was waiting for that to happen. Alright, everyone. Time to celebrate. Get the cold ones.
Comment icon #14 Posted by bubblykiss on 2 September, 2014, 1:39
Everyone is being replaced with robots. Soon there will be no use for anything living. Seriously glad this is going to stop and we won't need animals to find that next Ebola treatment or the cure for cancer. If these micro-humans can be used for that kind of testing. My plan to replace my cat with a "robotic feline replacement-surrogate love unit with fully integrated purr functionality" ran afoul when both the in and standard organic felines rose in revolt.
Comment icon #15 Posted by stevemagegod on 2 September, 2014, 2:48
PETA will be please. Now its time for a between the Human Rights Groups lol.
Comment icon #16 Posted by FlyingAngel on 2 September, 2014, 5:01
Soon, we'll stop healing organs but we're gonna replace organs like robots
Comment icon #17 Posted by John Wesley Boyd on 2 September, 2014, 5:48
Fracking Cylons!
Comment icon #18 Posted by Virot Maglan on 3 September, 2014, 4:31
Pretty much like Never Let Me Go minus the being an actual human clone part.
Comment icon #19 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 3 September, 2014, 11:36
Ever see that movie, The Island??? Yes. In three years, The Island. In twenty years, The Matrix.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Dracona15 on 11 September, 2014, 14:29
I'm glad to hear this. I love animals.
Comment icon #21 Posted by Red Howler on 11 September, 2014, 15:47
I dunno really. It sounds cruel and sick. Testing on animals is bad enough.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

5885073
265630
165640

 
Mars may be slowly forming a ring system
2-19-2017
Mars may not be the most obvious place to look for rings, but that could soon be set to change.
Scientists aim to harness power of volcanoes
2-18-2017
Efforts are underway in Iceland to find ways of turning the heat from volcanoes in to usable electricity.
Is Zealandia the world's eighth continent ?
2-18-2017
Despite being almost entirely submerged by the sea, Zealandia could soon be recognized as a continent.
Scientists revive 10,000-year-old life forms
2-18-2017
In a remarkable breakthrough, microbes trapped inside cave crystals have been brought back to life.
Featured book
 
By Guy Lyon Playfair
A look at the story of Peggy Hodgson and her four children who, between 1977 and 1979, were at the center of one of the most terrifying poltergeist cases ever documented.
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
Slow motion football explosion
Posted 2-19-2017 | 0 comments
What happens when you over-inflate a football ? The Slo Mo Guys investigate.
 
Long-term space travel and isolation
Posted 2-18-2017 | 1 comment
Not everyone is cut out for the isolation of traveling long distances through space.
 
Humphead parrotfish
Posted 2-17-2017 | 1 comment
These bizarre-looking 1.5-meter-long fish can use their teeth to turn coral in to a fine sand.
 
Catching lightning in a bottle
Posted 2-16-2017 | 0 comments
Is it possible to catch lightning in a bottle ? Adam Savage investigates.
 
Most finger snaps in one minute
Posted 2-15-2017 | 3 comments
Japanese university student Satoyuki Fujimura managed 296 fingers snaps in 60 seconds.
 
 View: More videos
Stories & Experiences
Saved by a stranger
2-7-2017 | Green River Wyoming
 
Spooky sense
2-4-2017 | India
 
Ghost car
2-4-2017 | Chicago, IL, USA
 
Mysterious powder
2-4-2017 | USA, North Carolina
 
Puerto Rico UFO sighting
2-4-2017 | Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico
 
Phantom vehicle
1-6-2017 | Ramer, United States
 
True ghost stories
1-6-2017 | Southern California
 
Floating tiles
1-6-2017 | Chewelah, Washington
 
A haunting in Northern California
12-28-2016 | Northern California
 
Strange creature in South Africa
12-28-2016 | South Africa, Hoedspruit.
 

         More stories | Send us your story
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ