After Animals Podcast

Animal Testing Will End in our Lifetimes. Here's How - Center for Contemporary Sciences' Dr. Aysha Akhtar

January 03, 2021 Ulara Nakagawa / Dr. Aysha Akhtar Season 2 Episode 17
After Animals Podcast
Animal Testing Will End in our Lifetimes. Here's How - Center for Contemporary Sciences' Dr. Aysha Akhtar
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After Animals Podcast
Animal Testing Will End in our Lifetimes. Here's How - Center for Contemporary Sciences' Dr. Aysha Akhtar
Jan 03, 2021 Season 2 Episode 17
Ulara Nakagawa / Dr. Aysha Akhtar

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has noted that a staggering 95% of all drugs shown to be safe and effective in animal tests FAIL in human trials because they don't work or are dangerous. This is just one sobering data point from a growing body of evidence that animal-based research doesn't translate to human health. Dr. Aysha Akhtar is the CEO and President of the Center for Contemporary Sciences (CCS). She and her team at CCS are working to accelerate the industry's shift towards more innovative, reliable, and promising scientific testing methods that draw from human biology vs. animals. In this episode, she explains why we can end unreliable and cruel animal testing within our lifetimes... and replace it with something far better for the future of human health. It's an eye-opening and hopeful interview, filled with facts, data, and anecdotes on an important topic. 

Center For Contemporary Sciences' website: https://www.contemporarysciences.org/

Support the show (https://www.afteranimals.com/support-us)

Show Notes

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has noted that a staggering 95% of all drugs shown to be safe and effective in animal tests FAIL in human trials because they don't work or are dangerous. This is just one sobering data point from a growing body of evidence that animal-based research doesn't translate to human health. Dr. Aysha Akhtar is the CEO and President of the Center for Contemporary Sciences (CCS). She and her team at CCS are working to accelerate the industry's shift towards more innovative, reliable, and promising scientific testing methods that draw from human biology vs. animals. In this episode, she explains why we can end unreliable and cruel animal testing within our lifetimes... and replace it with something far better for the future of human health. It's an eye-opening and hopeful interview, filled with facts, data, and anecdotes on an important topic. 

Center For Contemporary Sciences' website: https://www.contemporarysciences.org/

Support the show (https://www.afteranimals.com/support-us)