Concussions: What do woodpeckers have to do with it?

July 25th 2022Jeremy D. Bailoo I remember quite clearly watching the movie, Concussion, and thinking how amazingly accessible the material was to the public. It took complex principles of Biology and Physics, and highlighted how dangerous one American pastime, football, was to the brains of the individuals who played it. It also was a good … Continue reading Concussions: What do woodpeckers have to do with it?

The first US polio case in over a decade

July 23rd 2022 It was not so long ago (1950) that the lack of a polio vaccine led to debilitating developmental defects in our population. Because of decades of research to develop the oral polio vaccine, children today know nothing of the fear that polio brought to the United States every summer well into the … Continue reading The first US polio case in over a decade

Update: Animal Welfare Act Violations at Envigo

July 19, 2022 Back in May, we issued a strong statement decrying a commercial laboratory animal breeder, Envigo (now owned by Inotiv) for violations of the Animal Welfare Act documented by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a press release announcing that Envigo will surrender more than 4,000 … Continue reading Update: Animal Welfare Act Violations at Envigo

Are you Speaking of (Animal) Research?

July 19, 2022 Speaking of Research, founded in 2008, encourages everyone to play a role in communication, dialogue, and education about animal research. For some, public outreach and advocacy are a natural extension of their work. For others, time and energy can be a barrier. The questions might be:   Where do I start?   Are there materials … Continue reading Are you Speaking of (Animal) Research?

An Extreme Voice from the Past Resurfaces

Dr. Jerry Vlasak, Who Has Repeatedly Proposed Killing Scientists, Seeks to Inspire the Next Generation of Animal Activists July 15, 2022 Americans for Medical Progress Animal rights extremist Dr. Jerry Vlasak resurfaced earlier this summer  to take part in a workshop hosted by Animal Activism Mentorship (AAM), a group which seeks to educate and influence … Continue reading An Extreme Voice from the Past Resurfaces

2022 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience

July 12, 2022 Chris Petkov Congratulations to the Kavli Prize winners in neuroscience!  The prize this year, as has been the case for many years, once again goes to clinicians and animal researchers studying the nervous system. What is the Kavli Prize? The Kavli Prize is named after Fred Kavli (1927-2013), who was born on … Continue reading 2022 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience

Ruling on PETA v. OHSU Public Records Lawsuit

Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Andrew M. Lavin issued a ruling on July 6, 2022, in the PETA v. Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) public records lawsuit. Once again, PETA used this opportunity to misrepresent the actual court documents and rulings, misleading the public. First, some important background: The U.S. legal system ensures a … Continue reading Ruling on PETA v. OHSU Public Records Lawsuit