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Animal Uses-Food

Animal Uses-Food

How can you tell if an egg is boiled or not?

The incredible, edible EGG!

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Animal Uses-Food

Animal Uses-Food

What is another protein source that is produced by animal?

Eggs

The incredible, edible EGG!

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Animal Uses-medical research

Animal Uses-medical research

Why do medical research with animals?

Animals and people get many of the same illnesses

Certain types of animals can stand in for humans with particular diseases

Information from these studies can help people and animals

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Animal Uses-medical research

Animal Uses-medical research

Insulin was discovered from a dog!

In 1921, researchers thought they could find the cure for the sugar disease in the pancreas of dogs.

They isolated insulin and it lowered blood sugar in diabetic dogs.

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Animal Uses-medical research

Animal Uses-medical research

After some preparation they got insulin ready for human use.

Photo courtesy of Eli Lilly and Company Archives. Copyright Eli Lilly and Company. All Rights Reserved.

In 1922, when Leonard Thompson was 14 years old, he was dying of diabetes. The newly found insulin saved his life.

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Animal Uses-medical research

Animal Uses-medical research

Until the 1980s, insulin was extracted from the pancreas of pigs and cattle.

Pig insulin was the closest to human insulin

Now human insulin is made by rDNA technology. DNA that makes insulin is grown inside bacteria or yeast cells. No animals needed.

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Animal Uses-medical research

Animal Uses-medical research

Diabetic dog game

Diabetic Dog Game

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Animal Uses-medical research

Animal Uses-medical research

Animals can help as a step in many new technologies.

Such as growing new body parts!

Nova-Replacing Body Parts

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Animal Uses-medicine

Animal Uses-medicine

China and other countries use animals for traditional medicines.

Tradition is hard to break

Tiger bones- used in wines, plasters, and medicines to treat arthritis and other joint ailments.

Only 3000-4000 tigers left

Rhino horn- used to treat fever, convulsions, and delirium.

Only 5000 Black Rhinos left

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Animal Uses-medicine

Animal Uses-medicine

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