Today’s guest post is from Professor Aaron Blaisdell and graduate student Julia Schroeder in the Department of Psychology at the University of California Los Angeles. Prof. Blaisdell’s area of research is animal learning and comparative cognition. He received his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at Binghamton University in 1999. Julia Schroeder is a … Continue reading Guest Post: How do birds see the world?
Today we have the 2nd in a series of articles by Jan Botthof, a PhD Student at the Cambridge University Department of Haematology and the world renowned Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. Following his first article "Zebrafish: the rising star of animal models", Jan discusses here how Zebrafish used in scientific research are housed, cared for … Continue reading Behind the Scenes of Zebrafish Research
The 2014 statistics from the Israeli National Council for Animal Experimentation show a 13 percent increase in animals used, reports Haaretz, an Israeli newspaper. The 340,330 animals used in experimentation in 2014 represent the highest animal use since 2007, the peak of animal experimentation in Israel. Rodents comprised the majority (84 percent) of the animals … Continue reading Israel provides animal research statistics for 2014
A position statement can help an institution be open and transparent about why and how it uses animals in its biomedical research. This can help pre-empt questions from the public or media, it can provide a basis for replying to news stories, and it shows its researchers that it is proud of the important work … Continue reading Does your institution talk about its animal research?
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) affects almost two-thirds of babies in their first year of life, and is a leading cause of bronchiolitis and severe respiratory disease in infants, young children, immunocompromised individuals, and the elderly throughout the world. It is a major cause of hospital admission for infants, and results in up to 200,000 deaths … Continue reading Cotton Rats, Calves and Clinical Trials: New RSV vaccine shows great promise.
With a slick new website, the Foundation or Biomedical Research (FBR) has made it easier than ever to access accurate scientific information on their website. FBR has worked for over 30 years to educate the public about the importance of science and animal research in efforts to improve the health of animals and humans alike; … Continue reading New FBR website offers more information for public
The following article by Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Xavier Montagutelli was published on 31 July 2015 in the journal Future Science OA, and is reproduced here under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License Françoise Barré-Sinoussi leads the Regulation of Retroviral Infections Division at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology … Continue reading Animal models are essential to biological research: issues and perspectives