With over 50% of the search engine market Google is an important tool for any growing outreach organization. Google essentially ranks webpages in its searches according to the links directing towards it. To quote Google: We use more than 200 signals, including our patented PageRank™ algorithm, to examine the entire link structure of the web … Continue reading Time to Link up
Month: September 2009
Scientists speak out on Journals!
Firstly, two of our committee members, David Jentsch and Dario Ringach, published pieces in the Journal for Neuroscience and Journal for Neurophysiology. Both pieces leave the research community with much to think about: We must now face the many threats to animal research in general and to neuroscience in particular. We must prove that "scientific … Continue reading Scientists speak out on Journals!
UCLA Pro-Test … in 3 minutes (video)
I recently found a second video of the UCLA Pro-Test in April 2009 (in addition to the 1 minute video) which we hadn't previously put up. This video was produced by FPS productions and covers more aspects of the rally than the 1 minute version (surprisingly). The video includes clips of committee members Prof. David … Continue reading UCLA Pro-Test … in 3 minutes (video)
Ten Thousand Strong for Research
Over ten thousand supporters have signed their name to the Pro-Test Petition (www.raisingvoices.net), which supports the rights of scientists using animals in medical research to conduct their lifesaving research free from harassment. Among those supporting the petition are Nobel Laureates, including David Baltimore and David Hubel1, and members of the National Academy of Sciences and … Continue reading Ten Thousand Strong for Research
Raising Voices: Animal Research Advocacy and Community Engagement
Animal rights groups and extremists have raised a very loud chorus against animal research. Well-funded, media-savvy campaigns and over-the-top publicity stunts ensure that the public receives a biased and negative message about the role and value of animal studies. As a result of decades of investment in extensive campaigning, these groups have contributed to decreasing … Continue reading Raising Voices: Animal Research Advocacy and Community Engagement
Blind Dogs Lead Researchers to Treatments
Leber’s congenital amaurosis (LCA) is a form of blindness that affects about 1 in 80,000 people. This inherited disease, in which the retina progressively degenerates, results in severe loss of vision, and frequently patients can only see well enough to count fingers or see bright lights. Unfortunately, many of these patients also experience eye pain from … Continue reading Blind Dogs Lead Researchers to Treatments
Violence vs Non-Violence? The AR Debate!
A Fractured Movement? It is easy to believe that the animal rights movement is one giant bloc, working together to abolish animal research using tactics which range from the legal, to the dubious, to the outright criminal. However it is these range of tactics which prove to be the most divisive point for activists, and … Continue reading Violence vs Non-Violence? The AR Debate!