As a partner of a new LOEWE center, the ESI benefits from the Hessian program for the promotion of cutting-edge research. The DYNAMIC research project will contribute to the re-description and re-classification of mental disorders with the aim of optimizing treatments and providing precise therapies for those affected.
Are animal experiments, especially on monkeys, really still necessary? Are there no alternatives? We explain here why we think animal experiments, especially with non-human primates, are still important and, in some cases, even without alternatives.
Martha Havenith and Marieke Schölvinck, research group leaders at the ESI, compare the natural behavior of rodents and non-human primates. They seek to understand how these two species achieve the same results despite having different brains. In this interview, the two explain their work.