NABR letter: “Is the American Association for the Advancement of Science Anti-Science?”

The letter below, from Frankie Trull of the National Association for Biomedical Research,  is reprinted with permission from NABR. It was sent on October 8, 2015 to Dr. Rush Holt, Chief Executive Officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; Dr. Marcia K. McNutt, Editor-in-Chief, Science family of journals, AAAS; and Mr. Tim Appenzeller, … Continue reading NABR letter: “Is the American Association for the Advancement of Science Anti-Science?”

Caveat Emptor

A current USDA case involving a major antibody producer underscores the need for the research community to demonstrate its commitment to high standards of animal welfare. On August 18-20, 2015, Santa Cruz Biotechnology, Inc. (SCBT) went before Administrative Law Judge Janice Bullard in Washington to rebut charges of Animal Welfare Act (AWA) violations at its … Continue reading Caveat Emptor

Animal Research Statements – Doing it Right

We recently updated our Animal Research Statements page. Now, not only can you find whether your institution has a statement on animal research (and where to find it), you can also see some information about what an institution's animal research pages contain. We now have a list of 177 position statements and web pages on … Continue reading Animal Research Statements – Doing it Right

Chimpanzees at the University of Texas MD Anderson Center

Kathy West, who recently sent us some stunning photos of Macaques at the California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC), has now provided us with some pictures from the University of Texas, MD Anderson Center. Images are am important way of allowing people to understand more about how research animals are housed and cared for. We have … Continue reading Chimpanzees at the University of Texas MD Anderson Center

Nobel Prize 2015 – Protecting People against Parasites!

The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to scientists whose research has led to therapies that have saved hundreds of millions of people around the world from parasitic diseases that can otherwise cause disability and death. William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura shared one half of the award "for their discoveries … Continue reading Nobel Prize 2015 – Protecting People against Parasites!