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There is a range of neurological diseases that people are suffering from, like Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. These are globally pervasive and extremely problematic conditions, and in the future, will affect both the aging human population and the world’s economy.
Animal models of disease are tools that allow researchers to understand human disease better. They allow us to understand the mechanisms underlying those diseases through different species, and allow us to explore new therapies or therapeutic approaches. Without them, we would not be able to explore whether newly developed therapies would be effective and safe for human patients in single cell or cell culture models.