In the run up to a Panel Discussion on animal testing, animal rights extremists threatened to harass a researcher's children at school, provoking widespread outrage by scientific bloggers across the world.
In an effort to establish a dialogue between those holding different opinions on the role of animals in research, Bruins for Animals and Pro-Test for Science held what, in our judgement and that of many of our colleagues, was an extremely positive and informative discussion on the science and ethics of biomedical research using animals. … Continue reading Joint Statement by Bruins for Animals and Pro-Test for Science
A report on the Panel Debate on animal research (animal testing) at UCLA on February 2010
Leukemia is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow that affects over 200,000 Americans and still kills thousands every year despite the great progress made over recent decades in developing effective treatments for many leukemia types. When undergoing treatment for leukemia many patients require hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplantation to replace the blood stem … Continue reading Mice pave the way to a cord blood transplant advance
The upcoming panel discussion, Perspectives on the Science and Ethics of Animals Used in Research, at the University of California Los Angeles co-hosted by Bruins for Animals and Pro-Test for Science has drawn interest all around. The event is the result of joint efforts by the two groups working together “with the goal of opening … Continue reading Bruins for Animals and Dr. Ray Greek speak against extremists’ attempt to derail dialogue
The American Physiological Society (APS) has developed a new website to help explain the important role animal research plays in modern medicine - http://www.animalresearchcures.org . APS has been at the forefront of biomedical research advocacy, with a clear position statement on the importance of animal research and educational material on their website, as well as … Continue reading Animal Research Cures – There’s even a Website
studies in non-human animals continue to be foundational for our understanding of ourselves, and discoveries regarding the function of the brain and body in health and disease will continue to be made thanks to animal research
Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with the Society for Neuroscience (SfN), indeed they were one of the first scientific societies to back Pro-Test for Science in the run up to the historic rally last April. With over 40,000 members SfN is the world's largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to advancing … Continue reading Creating a Unified Voice for Animal Research