Extensive standardisation processes are supposed to increase the efficiency of experiments, thus reducing the number of animals needed. However, biological complexity, and in particular a dependence on the context of the individual experiments, often make it difficult to reproduce and generalise the results. In the current research journal ‘Nature Reviews Neuroscience’, an international team led by the University of Bern recommends ways of reducing the number of experiments.
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