My wife and I are about to choose what to do on our M.A. theses. Both of us are considering research of Alzheimer's disease, Aging & Cognitive Dissonance - Either on humans (Imaging or Cognitive tests) or mice (Imaging and the use of other "wet" techniques - which many of regrettably include the death of mice).
Currently, we don't assign much value to the life of mice as test subjects when weighted against with a possible improvement of a Human's Condition.
We do, however, wonder which of the two is more beneficial.
So: Any ideas whether Bio&Medical Research is more effective using Animal Models (not necessarily limited to mice) vs Humans?