Who’s Afraid to Talk about Animal Research?

The first post in a series that highlights different approaches to science outreach and education, particularly those focused on research with nonhuman animals.

The Animal Rights Network Grows

A network of animal rights blogs has revealed its latest creation. The Negotiation is Over blog, the Thomas Paine's Corner blog, Stephen Best and the North American Animal Liberation Press Office, have come together and ...formed the Alliance for Progressive Science (APS) to attack Pro-Torture on both scientific and ethical grounds. - Negotiation is Over … Continue reading The Animal Rights Network Grows

A look at responsible research with monkeys

At the last Pro-Test for Science rally (then UCLA Pro-Test) I was trying to explain opponents of research that the images of bleeding monkeys shown in their signs were either from decades ago or from other countries, not the US or the European Union, and certainly not representative of research at the University of California. … Continue reading A look at responsible research with monkeys

Gene therapy on the brain

Hot on the heels of last weeks report of the successful use of gene therapy to treat the eye disease Leber’s congenital amaurosis comes a report that scientists lead by Nathalie Cartier and Patrick Aubourg of the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research have combined gene therapy and stem cell medicine to successfully … Continue reading Gene therapy on the brain

CNN Debate on Animal Research

The opening footage for the CNN Blogger Bunch discussion “Is animal testing necessary?” on Wednesday highlighted one of the reasons for a recent increase in public attention and media coverage of the role of animals in biomedical and behavioral research. The scorched front door of a scientist’s home illustrated the kind of “direct action” advocated … Continue reading CNN Debate on Animal Research

CNN Debate

The aforementioned CNN debate can be viewed below: For Animal Research: Tom Holder - Founder of Speaking of Research P. Michael Conn - Associate Director of OHSU and author of "The Animal Research War" Against Animal Research: Peter Young - Animal Rights Activist Ray Greek - President of Americans for Medical Advancement Full report and … Continue reading CNN Debate

The Debate – CNN – Wednesday 9th November

Given the increasing media interest in the animal research issue CNN have decided to do a short web debate on Wednesday 9th November (tomorrow) . The debate starts noon EST (9am PST / 5pm GMT) and can be watched live on http://www.cnn.com/video/ - alternatively watch it afterward on CNN here. This  will hopefully put to … Continue reading The Debate – CNN – Wednesday 9th November