Today we have a guest post from Dr. Todd McAllister, CEO of Cytograft Tissue Engineering Inc. and Co-Director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at the St. Joseph’s Translational Research Institute in Atlanta. Below, Dr. McAllister explains how animal research is vital to the pioneering research that his company does. After nearly 15 years of … Continue reading Ignoring the Role of Animals in Medicine is Shortsighted
In order to allow readers to traverse the breadth of information available on the website we've given the whole website a makeover. All the pages previously reached on the left hand side of the page can now be found through the interactive menus at the top of the page. Furthermore, we have now made it … Continue reading Who says you can’t be Smart and Good Looking?
On the University of Florida campus, the animal rights movement has been rekindled. On a weekend in early July, Lisa Grossman and Camille Marino, self-proclaimed animal extremists and members of the group Negotiation Is Over (NIO), were seen handing out fliers offering $100 for the personal information of students who conduct research on animals (see … Continue reading Animal Rights Threats Not Welcome Here!
There seems to have been a shake up of the North American Animal Liberation Press Office (NAALPO), an organization which serves to advertise and promote the activities of animal rights extremists who act under the banner of the Animal Liberation Front and other associated direct action groups. In 2009 the NAALPO Press Officers (according to … Continue reading AR Profile: Nicoal Sheen
Cinema's around the world have been showing "Project Nim", a documentary about a chimpanzee raised like a human child in the 1970s. However, the documentary misses some key points about the research behind Project Nim, and what was learnt along the way. Herbert S. Terrace was instrumental in this research, directing the project at Columbia … Continue reading Project Nim – The Untold Story
The future of behavioral and biomedical research with chimpanzees is the focus of current discussion by a committee convened by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) at the request of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The second public meeting of the IOM convened Wednesday and Thursday. The meeting includes both experts on a broad range … Continue reading Facts must inform discussion of future of chimpanzee research
Once upon a time the likes of Facebook and Myspace were strictly the domain of animal rights groups. Then, in 2006, Pro-Test changed this by using many of these social networking tools to boost a more positive, pro-research message. Hundreds of members to its Facebook group quickly turned into thousands, and spreading the message of … Continue reading Speaking of Facebook
Yesterday I learned some sad news via the Understanding Animal Research blog, that a young woman named Laura Cowell had died, succumbing to cystic fibrosis at the age of just 25. To see a life so full of promise end so prematurely is always sad, but what makes this death so gutting is that Laura … Continue reading Honoring a fallen hero in the struggle against Cystic Fibrosis and AR extremism