The UK Government want to get rid of experiments that cause a lot of suffering to animals, but want treatments for dementias that cause a lot of suffering to humans. EAE is one of those diseases considered to be bad
However, they want us to be be open about animal experiments. UK researchers are far from open..they have a fear of the militatnt anti-vivisectionis, but in the US there is is a grater acceptance of animal studies. So we have EAE work on stem cells in USA Today.
The healthier-looking mouse received a stem cell treatment for its multiple sclerosis-like symptoms, while the mouse lying down did not.
Would I publish a picture like this…unlikely..because without context it looks pretty grim and one can ask is it necessary for the mouse to get to this sorry state.
What do you you think?
If you want to see what EAE can look like have a look at the video on the website (CLICK HERE)