Fifty years ago President Kennedy established the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: . . . We will look to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for a concentrated attack on the unsolved health problems of children and of mother-infant relationships. This legislation will encourage imaginative research into the complex … Continue reading Learning From Locusts
Month: September 2013
SYR: Animal Research and MS
This is the first post in the "Speaking of Your Research" series of posts. This post is by Dr Nicole Kerlero de Rosbo, who stood up in front of hundreds of people at the first Pro-Test Italia rally and explained why animal research would continue to be an important part of research in multiple sclerosis. … Continue reading SYR: Animal Research and MS
Pro-Test Italia Stand Strong for Research
At 3pm the organisers of Pro-Test Italia arrived outside the Italian parliament building in Rome. Banners were unfurled, and balloons were blown up in preparation of the many scientists and students who would be attending the second ever Pro-Test Italia demonstration. By 3.30pm, around 500 people had gathered to show their support for lifesaving animal … Continue reading Pro-Test Italia Stand Strong for Research
As Italy prepares to rally for science, science rallies for Italy!
Tomorrow scientists from all over Italy will travel to Rome to join Pro-Test Italia in a rally to save medical research in Italy. At the rally, which will be held in Rome's via Colonna Antonina (Montecitorio), from 15.30 until 18.30, speakers from several of Italy's leading research organizations will join politicians from all major parties and members of … Continue reading As Italy prepares to rally for science, science rallies for Italy!
Pro-Test Italia to rally for science in Rome!
There is no future without research! That is the stark message that Pro-Test Italia will be taking to the streets of Rome on Thursday 19th September 2013, when will be staging their 2nd major rally in support of animal research and medical progress. The need for such a rally could not be more urgent. Despite … Continue reading Pro-Test Italia to rally for science in Rome!
Trial of gene therapy in heart failure launches following success in rats and pigs.
Heart failure is a deadly condition that affects about two out of every hundred adults in the USA, and occurs when the heart is unable to provide sufficient pump action to maintain blood flow to meet the needs of the body. Among the more common causes are heart attacks and hypertension, but less frequently it … Continue reading Trial of gene therapy in heart failure launches following success in rats and pigs.
Speaking of Your Research…
In 2008, Speaking of Research was set up to urge more scientists, particularly in the US, to talk about the research they conducted. While advocacy groups have an important role in helping to educate the media, policy makers and general public on the role of animals in research, the most powerful voice on this issue … Continue reading Speaking of Your Research…