During their 2016 annual meeting in San Diego, Society for Neuroscience (SfN) held a two-hour session dedicated to public outreach concerning animals in research. The panelists offered different perspectives on communication about essential animal research for the public. The session opened with remarks by the chair of the SFN’s Animals in Research Committee, Dr. Mar Sanchez, who stated … Continue reading How to Engage Institutions to Publicly Support Animal Research. The Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting
In this post we take a closer look at Spain's recently published animal research statistics for 2015 (see previous years here). These show that in 2015, there were 858,946 procedures on animals for scientific purposes, up 5% from 2014 (821,570 procedures). The number of animals is likely to be very similar (with only 14,473 procedures on … Continue reading Rise in animals used in research in Spain in 2015
Speaking of Research is a group of like-minded researchers and science communicators. We have flourished over the last 8.5 years thanks to the hard work of a committee that has come together to help each other, as well as fellow researchers and institutions. Despite having a budget of about $200/year, we have come together to … Continue reading Do you have a passion for explaining science? We need you!
This guest post is the second written by Michelle Bedenbaugh, a Ph.D. student in the Physiology and Pharmacology Department at West Virginia University. Check out her first post on the benefits of using large animal models to study reproduction. It is also part of our Speaking of Your Research series of posts where scientists discuss their … Continue reading SYR: How sheep can help us understand why girls are reaching puberty at younger ages
If you are one of the 30,000 or so neuroscientists attending the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) 2016 meeting in San Diego that starts this weekend, then make sure you watch this session on engaging institutions about animal research. Animals in Research Panel (SfN; Tues, Nov 15, 10am-Noon, CC Room 10): “How to Engage Institutions … Continue reading Society for Neuroscience: Session on engaging institutions about animal research
This guest post is written by Michelle Bedenbaugh, a Ph.D. student in the Physiology and Pharmacology Department at West Virginia University. It is part of our Speaking of Your Research series of posts where scientists discuss their own research. Michelle’s research involves examining the brain’s role in the initiation of puberty. In this post, Michelle discusses the … Continue reading SYR: The case for using large animal models to study reproduction
Speaking of Research try to keep on top of the latest statistics coming from governments around the world. This post will look at three countries which have recently published their 2015 statistics. Czech Republic Estonia Slovenia Czech Republic The Czech Republic reported a 1% rise in the number of animal procedures to 234,366. This was mainly … Continue reading Animal Research Statistics in Czech Republic, Estonia and Slovenia in 2015