A shield against the nightmare: Ebola virus vaccine success

There must be few diseases that can conjure up images of horror the way Ebola virus can. Since it was first identified in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) in the mid-1970’s there have been several outbreaks that have left hundreds of people dead, but it is the potential for far worse outbreaks … Continue reading A shield against the nightmare: Ebola virus vaccine success

We Need You – Debunk AR myths

We've been a little slower on our postings lately - a busy time for most of our regular contributors. So we're calling for help on one of our latest projects. We aim to expand our "Bad Science" section by scientifically challenging some of the false "facts" produced by animal rights groups. Many of these myths … Continue reading We Need You – Debunk AR myths

Symposium Explores Animal Rights Tactics, Responses

On Saturday April 24, 2010, the American Physiological Society sponsored a symposium on Trends in Animal Rights Activism and Extremism. This event, attended by about 100 people,  was part of the Experimental Biology 2010 meeting, which was recently held in Anaheim, California. In introducing the symposium, session chair Bill Yates noted the importance of animal … Continue reading Symposium Explores Animal Rights Tactics, Responses

Finding animal research in medical news

One of the things that often strikes me when reading about medical advances or clinical trials is how variable the reporting of basic and applied research, including animal research, that underpins the clinical research is.  In some cases it is discussed in some depth, but far too often it is either skimmed over or not … Continue reading Finding animal research in medical news

Make a Difference – The Hayre Fellowship

Do you want to make a difference in the movement to protect biomedical research from animal rights militants?  Do have an idea to build public support for lifesaving research?  If so, you are very much needed and here’s a way to get involved.  Once again, Americans for Medical Progress are accepting applications for the Michael … Continue reading Make a Difference – The Hayre Fellowship