SR University Tour – 20th Oct – 4th Nov – Get Involved

Tom Holder of Speaking of Research (SR), will give presentations, participate in debates and/or meet with student groups over the course of the Monday 20th October to the Tuesday 4th November 2008. The first week (20th-25th) is likely to be spent in or around the state of California, where the issue of animal research remains … Continue reading SR University Tour – 20th Oct – 4th Nov – Get Involved

Taking a BiTE out of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) is a diverse family of cancers that affect a part of the body's immune system known as the lymphatic system.  In NHL white blood cells become cancerous and develop into tumors at key points in the lymphatic system known as the lymph nodes, before spreading to other tissues.  About 50,000 Americans develop … Continue reading Taking a BiTE out of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Report: Animal Rights Conference – Part 4

We come to my final day at the Animal Rights Conference, but it is worth quickly looking back over the last few days. Part 1 - Looks at AR violence and includes recordings of Camille Hankins (Win Animal Rights - WAR) speaking in support of the grave robbings and arson attacks carried out by animal … Continue reading Report: Animal Rights Conference – Part 4

Report: Animal Rights Conference – Part 3

Welcome to the third part of my report on the Animal Rights Conference 2008, that took part in Washington DC (well Virginia actually, but within the DC Metro system) on 15th-18th August 2008. Check back to read Part 1 and 2. I was still working my way through the first day of the conference when … Continue reading Report: Animal Rights Conference – Part 3

Report: Animal Rights Conference – Part 2

This is the second part of my report on the animal rights conference. Read Part 1 here. Discovered! As I stood in line to enter the video room I was recognized by a man called Gary, who knew of my UK activities with Pro-Test. I confirmed his suspicion and we had a quick chat before … Continue reading Report: Animal Rights Conference – Part 2

Report: Animal Rights Conference – Part 1

For the rest of this week I shall be blogging my thoughts and comments on the Animal Rights Conference, that was held Friday 15th - Sunday 17th August 2008 (the conference actually started on Thursday and finishes on Monday, but I attended the main 3 days). Friday 15th August, I headed to the Hilton Mark … Continue reading Report: Animal Rights Conference – Part 1

Mice aid development of new weapon against HIV

For the past 25 years scientists have sought to develop treatments for HIV, the virus which causes AIDS.  They have had notable successes in that time, particularly with the development of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) which combines several drugs in a potent antiviral cocktail.  Unfortunately HAART does not cure HIV infection, and in many … Continue reading Mice aid development of new weapon against HIV