Animal studies point to clinical trial of hypothermia for stroke victims

On Monday Dr Malcolm Macleod, head of experimental neuroscience at the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, joined scientists from the European Stroke Research Network for Hypothermia (EuroHYP) in urging European governments to fund a  trial of moderate hypothermia for the treatment of ischemic stroke victims.  In ischemic stroke the blood … Continue reading Animal studies point to clinical trial of hypothermia for stroke victims

George is OK: Thank the men who stare down microscopes!

The news that actor George Clooney contracted malaria on a recent visit to Sudan focuses fresh attention on the biomedical research that is being done to defeat the disease. Clooney said that he is “completely over the disease,”  and added  that his second bout with the illness “illustrates how with proper medication, the most lethal … Continue reading George is OK: Thank the men who stare down microscopes!

Oregon Scientists seek to understand the roots of Alcoholism

Just a year ago Professor David Jentsch wrote here about the importance of animal research in developing better ways to treat addiction; now Jim Newman of the Oregon National Primate Research Centre (ONPRC) has written in OregonLive about how research in monkeys is helping us to understand alcoholism and other forms of alcohol abuse, which are among leading … Continue reading Oregon Scientists seek to understand the roots of Alcoholism

Amerijet Stands Firm, AR Activists Continue to Deceive

Speaking of Research is delighted to see the reasoned and strong stance taken by a target of an animal activist campaign in Florida. Several months ago we wrote about an ongoing campaign against a Florida scientific supply company, Primate Products, Inc. Animal activists had used leaked photographs of injured monkeys to generate wild and poorly educated … Continue reading Amerijet Stands Firm, AR Activists Continue to Deceive

Where do PETA’s donation dollars go?

It’s common for charities to ask donors to exercise their giving spirit during the holidays. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sure does. They join several other nonprofits in asking supporters to give heavily and often as we transition from one year to another. And…it works: PETA’s 2010 donations totaled $33 million ($35 … Continue reading Where do PETA’s donation dollars go?

Amerijet Stand Strong for Research

A recent animal rights letter writing campaign by the Animal Rights Foundation fo Florida (ARFF) has targeted the airline Amerijet, who transport animals for the use in lifesaving medical research. Rather than cave to these pressures, Amerijet not only stood strong, but also stood up for their role in ensuring that their part in animal research … Continue reading Amerijet Stand Strong for Research

Breakthroughs of the year 2010: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Every December Science, the magazine published weekly by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and ranking among among the most prestigious of scientific journals, publishes its list of the “Breakthrough of the Year”, and it affords us one last opportunity to look back on a few of the major developments we have discussed … Continue reading Breakthroughs of the year 2010: Looking Back and Looking Ahead