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Careers in biomedical research provide an opportunity for discovery, and professionals in this field provide hope to millions suffering from medical conditions or diseases—hope for new and better treatments, a better life, a cure. Through their individual contributions, biomedical researchers have the potential to improve the lives of countless people and animals all over the world. From engineers to scientists, nutritionists to computer scientists, technical writers to laboratory animal technicians, these people have chosen to accept the challenge to care.

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Are researchers using more and more animals every year?
The number of animals used in research has actually declined in the past 20 years. As technology advances, researchers are able to rely on computer models and other methods instead of animal testing. Some estimates show a reduction in animal use as high as 50 percent. Since 1967, the number of cats used in research has dropped 66 percent.
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