A Review of 2009

2009 has been a big year for Speaking of Research as we went global with debates in Dublin, presentations in Ystad (Sweden), and rallies in the Los Angeles. In the US, Speaking of Research also had the opportunity to get the advocacy message outo to hundreds of scientists and researchers at 2009 annual meetings of … Continue reading A Review of 2009

Breakthrough of the Year (almost!)

As the year draws to a close it’s time to reflect on an exciting year of animal research, and there seems no better place to start than with the top 10 breakthroughs of the year as selected by the prestigious scientific journal Science. Science is of course a general science magazine, and the choices reflect … Continue reading Breakthrough of the Year (almost!)

Standing Together: Widespread Support for OSU and its Research

Standing Together: Widespread Support for OSU and its Research

Mice uncover the secrets of Congenital Heart Defect

Every time your heart beats it pumps blood through the pulmonary artery and into your lungs where it soaks up oxygen before bring returned via the pulmonary vein to the heart, where the next beat pumps it out through the aorta and on to provide oxygen to all the tissues of your body.  All this … Continue reading Mice uncover the secrets of Congenital Heart Defect

University Leadership and Animal Research: A Dean’s perspective

I am a former NIH program manager and have been a research dean for almost 20 years.  I first had to deal with the effects of animal activism on research in 1984, when I was at NIH, and have worked on the issue ever since through my role at NIH, my scientific societies and my … Continue reading University Leadership and Animal Research: A Dean’s perspective

OSU President Yet to Explain Decision to Cancel Primate Project

The rapidly growing controversy over Oklahoma State University’s President Burns Hargis decision to cancel a research project has attracted national attention for a number of reasons.  The November 30th Daily Oklahoman report on Hargis’ decision has ignited discussion and calls for both reversal of the decision and accountability in addressing the many questions that have … Continue reading OSU President Yet to Explain Decision to Cancel Primate Project