Delaware-Pennsylvania-California-New-Jersey …. MAINE!

The SR tour continues, and I apologise for not giving advance warning on the two previous talks (report below). Tom Holder will be speaking about animal extremism and medical research at Jackson Laboratories in Maine. 9am-11am, Monday, November 3rd, Jackson Laboratories, Maine. California Earlier this week I was in Sacramento and San Francisco in California. … Continue reading Delaware-Pennsylvania-California-New-Jersey …. MAINE!

ALF shooting blanks – we can only hope!

On the 19th October the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) sent the following communique: There a roughly 12 (give or take a few, they'll have to find the exact number) of those UCLA vans driving around with unfired shotgun shells in their mufflers. Some of them may have ignited with the warm weather that we have … Continue reading ALF shooting blanks – we can only hope!

Returning control to paralyzed limbs one nerve at a time.

A few months ago we reported on a fascinating study undertaken by Andy Schwartz and colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh, who developed a brain-machine interface that when implanted into the motor cortex, the part of the brain responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movements,  of monkeys allowed then to control a robot arm with surprising … Continue reading Returning control to paralyzed limbs one nerve at a time.

SR in Pennsylvania

October 21st - University of Pennsylvania I was invited to speak to the Lab Animal Club at the University of Pennsylvania, where I’d get the chance to interact with students working towards their qualificatioins in veterinary medicine. Veterinary medicine is one of the core areas where the world of animal research and the world of … Continue reading SR in Pennsylvania

Speaking Out – SR Campus Tour Dates

We apologize for the late notice, but we can now announce that Tom Holder will be speaking at the following universities over the coming week. October 21st - University of Pennsylvania - At the Veterinary School, 5-6pm - This talk is primarily for veterinary students October 22nd - Pennsylvania State University - 12:00 - 1:00pm … Continue reading Speaking Out – SR Campus Tour Dates

Jellyfish, worms and research revolutions

At first glance the jellyfish Aequorea victoria seems an unlikely candidate to spark a revolution in medical research, but thanks to the work of the marine biologist Osamu Shimomura that's exactly what it did.  In their decision to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Osamu Shimomura, Martin Chalfie and Roger Y. Tsien for their … Continue reading Jellyfish, worms and research revolutions

From the Nobel Prize to the clinic through animal research

The winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2008 have been announced today, and this year the prize has been split between three scientists whose epidemiological work lead to the identification of viruses responsible for two deadly diseases.  Luc Montagnier and Françoise Barré-Sinoussi were given the award for their discovery of the … Continue reading From the Nobel Prize to the clinic through animal research