SR in Pittsburgh

A diverse audience of approximately fifty researchers, animal care technicians and medical students, both undergraduates and postgraduates, attended the Speaking of Research presentation at Pittsburgh University. From “Science for the Non-scientist, a lesson in getting your message across” (summarized in our YouTube video), to “Pro-Test: the UK experience of the animal rights issue”, and finally approaching the big question of “What can you do?”, Tom Holder provided information, ideas and reflections on a wide range of issues relating to animal research.

It was good to see student neuroscientists and other undergraduate researchers, working towards a better understanding of diseases including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and behavioral disorders such as ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Already these students were learning about the crucial role which animals play in modern medicine.