If you don’t want to miss a thing

Thanks to the incredible work of the SR committee, the amount of news we produce has risen to the point that there are posts almost every other day. Our end-of-week Research Roundup allows readers to keep abreast of the week's animal science news, while we also cover news from animal rights groups, worldwide statistics, and more.  Our … Continue reading If you don’t want to miss a thing

Of Mice and Mammaries, Part 1: There’s something in the milk

In light of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Justin Varholick traces how mice have helped breast cancer research over the past century. In the first post this 4-part series, we look at advances made from 1854 to 1940, including the understanding of the role of breast milk in causing certain types of tumors.  Breast cancer is … Continue reading Of Mice and Mammaries, Part 1: There’s something in the milk

Research Roundup: Cure for blindness, DNA delivered antibodies and more!

Welcome to this week’s Research Roundup. These posts aim to inform our readers about the many stories that relate to animal research each week. Do you have an animal research story we should include in next week’s Research Roundup? You can send it to us via our Facebook page or through the contact form on … Continue reading Research Roundup: Cure for blindness, DNA delivered antibodies and more!

FDA response to Goodall letter found lacking

On September 25, 2017, Dr. Scott Gottlieb , Commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) replied to a scathing letter from Dr. Jane Goodall, where Goodall denounced what she called the “cruel and unnecessary nicotine addiction experiments on monkeys”. We previously evaluated that letter from Goodall and now do the same with Commissioner Gottlieb’s letter. … Continue reading FDA response to Goodall letter found lacking

How many animals were used in Poland and Finland in 2016?

Speaking of Research try to keep on top of the latest statistics coming from governments around the world. This post will look at the 2016 statistical releases in Poland and Finland. Finland Poland Finland Finland reported that 105,615 procedures were conducted on animals in 2016, a 9% rise from 2015. According to statistics provided by Finnish authorities … Continue reading How many animals were used in Poland and Finland in 2016?

2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Awarded for Fruit Fly Research

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to three U.S. scientists “for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm”.  Thomas Perlmann, secretary of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine said, “Their discoveries explain how plants, animals, and humans adapt their biological rhythm so that it is synchronized … Continue reading 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Awarded for Fruit Fly Research