I recently disocvered http://www.jove.com - that is the Journal for Visualised Experiments. On this website you can see how animal (and non-animal) experiments are carried out with the utmost care and scientific precision. Everything from mice running mazes to invasive neurosurgery are carefully filmed and explained to show correct procedure. From various videos we can … Continue reading Seeing is Believing
As the new president takes office and the scientific community eagerly awaits the announcement of the reversal of the ban on federal funding of most research involving human embryonic stem cells (hESC's), there's news that the FDA has approved the first ever trial of a treatment based on hESC's for severe spinal cord injury. This … Continue reading A new era for embryonic stem cells
Our friends at PETA have decided that for far too long fish have gotten a bad rap. They have been thought of as slimy, cold and unfeeling creatures that deserve nothing better than to end up impaled on the hook of a blood lusting fisherman. To combat this image, PETA has renamed fish “sea-kittens”. Apparently … Continue reading Sea-kittens?! Truth can be stranger than fiction!