One hundred years ago we knew almost nothing about the brain. By all measures, neuroscience is really a field in its early infancy. What have we learned in this short period? How has animals work contributed? Follow Charlie Rose in a his new “Brain Series” as he covers and celebrate the accomplishments of neuroscientists. In … Continue reading So, what have we learned about the Brain?
Month: October 2009
UCLA challenges AR misinformation
In the rush of other news including the SfN conference and the Pro-Test for Science gathering I forgot to mention this important development. On Sunday, October 18th, UCLA put a full page advert in the LA Times aimed at educating the public on the important role of animals in lifesaving medical research. On top of … Continue reading UCLA challenges AR misinformation
Pro-Test for Science: Pushing forward… and pushing back
It was warm and sunny Saturday evening when approximately 120 people gathered in support of the use of animals in biomedical research at the corner of LeConte and Westwood on the UCLA campus. Pro-Test for Science organized the event in response to a demonstration organized by Michael Budkie (Stop Animal Exploitation Now!) that was taking … Continue reading Pro-Test for Science: Pushing forward… and pushing back
Pro-Test for Science work to educate the public
Pro-Test for Science (formerly UCLA Pro-Test) are coordinating a gathering of like minded people this Saturday on the edge of the UCLA campus. Building on previous successes they aim to address many of the spurious claims made by animal rights activists. Speaking of Research urge anyone in the area to go and support them in … Continue reading Pro-Test for Science work to educate the public
Speaking of Neuroscience
All three organizations behind the Pro-Test Petition came together in support of lifesaving research at the Society for Neuroscience this weekend gone. Both Pro-Test for Science founder, David Jentsch, and Speaking of Research founder, Tom Holder, made appearances at Americans for Medical Progress' booth to encourage students and scientists to sign the petition. The petition, … Continue reading Speaking of Neuroscience
Society for Neuroscience 2009
The 39th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience will take place in Chicago from the 17th- 21st October. During this time some of the greatest minds in medical research will meet at McCormick Place to participate in workshops, lectures and symposia. Neuroscience is one of the fields of science most reliant on animal research, … Continue reading Society for Neuroscience 2009
Activists try “Climate of Fear” approach!
The recent success of the Pro-Test Petition (10,000 signatures and counting) has caused stirs among animal rights activists. Two extremist blogs - the Thomas Paine's Corner (which we have previously mentioned and is staffed by a number of ALF Press Officers) and the Negotiation is Over blog (which we have also mentioned), decided to encourage … Continue reading Activists try “Climate of Fear” approach!
CNN – Researchers Standing up to Activists
"Researchers to animal-rights activists: We're not afraid" This is the sort of CNN headline we need to hear more about. The story covers the actions of two SR committee members, David Jentsch and Dario Ringach, who recently wrote a top-rated journal article in the Journal of Neuroscience. Also mentioned is Professor Jeffrey Kordower's article in … Continue reading CNN – Researchers Standing up to Activists