Animal research brings hope to the girl whose skin never heals

On Friday the BBC broadcast a moving report about a young girl named Sohana Collins, who suffers from the painful and life threatening genetic disorder epidermolysis bullosa (EB), caused by mutations in the type VII collagen gene (Col7a1).  The report also included an interview with Prof John McGrath, Professor of Molecular dermatology at Kings College … Continue reading Animal research brings hope to the girl whose skin never heals

Primate Report sees through Misleading Claims of Animal Rights Groups

On 28th November 2013, the UK Animal Procedures Committee (APC) released its latest report entitled “Review of the assessment of cumulative severity and lifetime experience in non-human primates used in neuroscience”. The report, by the APC’s Primate Subcomittee, was chaired by Prof John Pickard, Head of the Department of Neurosurgery at Cambridge University. This comprehensive … Continue reading Primate Report sees through Misleading Claims of Animal Rights Groups

Who should be part of the animal research debate?

Note: The following is an invited post by Prof. Eric Sandgren,  Associate Professor of  Experimental Pathology in the School of Veterinary Medicine, at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.  The views expressed below are his own and do not necessarily represent that of his employer.   In late October, Professor Dario Ringach of UCLA visited … Continue reading Who should be part of the animal research debate?