June 30th 2021 The United Kingdom reports a wealth of information every year on its use of animals in research. Every animal procedure must be categorized according to the overall purpose (and specific disease area or regulatory purpose if relevant), the genetic status of the animals and the severity of the procedure. Historically, Great Britain … Continue reading The UK releases animal use statistics for 2021
June 30, 2022 Chris Magee Sir Colin Blakemore, prominent neuroscientist, was born on June 1, 1944. He died of motor neurone disease on June 27, 2022, aged 78 Born in Stratford-upon-Avon on 1 June 1944, he was educated at King Henry VIII Schoolin Coventry and then won a state scholarship to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he gained a BA (first-class honours) … Continue reading Colin Blakemore, a scientist and early proponent of openness in animal research, passes away
June 27, 2022Chris Petkov & Renee Hartig Primate neuroscience research has been a bedrock of scientific discoveries on how the brain works. This has led to scientific breakthroughs and discoveries to advance treatments for Parkinson’s disease and many other disorders, including clinical depression and blindness. Primate research has also been critical for advancing vaccines to … Continue reading Interview with the Director: The importance of the Washington National Primate Research Center
June 23rd 2022 The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the FDA plans to ban the sale of Juul E-cigarettes in the US. At a time when lawmakers are stagnated and continually stymied in passing legislation to protect the most vulnerable of our population—children—this news is indeed welcome. This is not the first ruling on … Continue reading Juul e-cigs to be banned from sale in the US—protects children
June 21, 2022 Doris Doudet & Allyson J. Bennett Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a prominent neurodegenerative disease that affects more than 10 million people worldwide. It is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s disease. PD is associated with well-known motor symptoms such as tremor, slowness of movement and increased risks of falls but … Continue reading Animal studies contribute to development of a potential new treatment for Parkinson’s Disease
June 9, 2022 In January 2021 a UK news outlet, The Guardian, wrote about new guidelines aimed at reducing the trade and acceptance of nonhuman primates as pets. The particular focus, following evidence and recommendations from international primatological societies, was on posting and dissemination of photos in which scientists and others--including "celebrity primatologists"-- pose with … Continue reading An important thing The Guardian and PETA can do to protect primates
June 8, 2022 It is not new news that individuals and groups engaged in political campaigns against animal research rarely miss an opportunity to amplify their message and promote their agenda by jumping on current world events. A look at PETA’s webpage, for example, will tell you about PETA Germany’s efforts to rescue pets in … Continue reading Facts about monkeypox and animal research
June 3rd 2022 The search for a fountain of youth has haunted humans since the beginning of time. Now, researchers from Stanford University reported in the peer-reviewed journal, Nature1, that older mice receiving cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) from younger mice had their memory impairment reversed. Through a series of rigorous experiments spanning behavioral, cellular, and … Continue reading Is a molecule in brain fluid the fountain of youth?