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Survivor Stories

Every person in the United States has benefited from biomedical research - some more than others. 

Because of studies with animals researchers have a better understanding for how to treat diseases and conditions that greatly impact the lives of millions.

Read more to hear from a few individuals who share their stories of survivorship - thanks to the dedication and important work being done by professionals and animals in the field of Laboratory Animal Science.

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Animal Roles in Medical Discovery

Because of studies with animals researchers better understand the causes of disease, allowing them to develop new drugs, vaccines, and procedures that prevent and treat conditions that affect the lives of millions of people and animals each year.

Laboratory Animal Science professionals understand, respect and appreciate the vital role animals play in the discovery process.

Read more to learn about how research animals have changed our lives, including our pets.

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How You Can Help

It is important for people to understand that animals are still necessary for the biomedical progress they demand.

It is also important for the public to understand that laboratory animal professionals love these animals and treat them with the compassion and respect they deserve for their contributions to human and animal kind.

How can you help?

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AALAS Foundation

The American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to educational outreach on the essential role of responsible laboratory animal care and use in science to advance medical progress for human and animal health. The AALAS Foundation develops educational materials, web-based public information resources and training materials to help educate the public about the importance of quality laboratory animal care.