Court allows controversial bremen monkey experiments to proceed

The authority had argued that the suffering of the monkeys in the experiments was ethically unjustifiable. Previously, the bremische burgerschaft had spoken out in favor of an end to the trials. The OVG, on the other hand, regards the monkey experiments as justifiable. The court does not like an appeal.

Since 1998, scientists around prof. Andreas kreiter neurological research on macaques. In the attempts the heads of the animals are fixed. You have to actively participate in the experiments to get water. Brain activity is measured. Researchers hope that basic research will lead to advances in the treatment of diseases such as epilepsy.