September 15, 2022 Sangy Panicker Just as starting assumptions matter, words matter. Why? Because language shapes discourse, dialogue, understanding, and opinion. Hence, accurate terms and terminology are critical. And what does this mean in the context of animal research? It means dropping tired old labels and phrases in favor of more apt ones. Continuing to … Continue reading Words matter
Part 2. A Better Life with HIV/AIDS: From the Biomedical Laboratory to Reality
Case Study- Zambia. An Interview with Marshall Mweshi, an HIV/AIDS information advocate and affiliate with the Network of Zambian People Living with HIV (NZP+) 8/19/2022 James N. Nkhoswe and Renée Hartig Yesterday we posted on the current situation with living with HIV/AIDS, discussing how treatments are coming to fruition but COVID-19, red-tape, religion, and poverty … Continue reading Part 2. A Better Life with HIV/AIDS: From the Biomedical Laboratory to Reality
A Better Life with HIV/AIDS: From the Biomedical Laboratory to Reality
August 18, 2022 James N. Nkhoswe and Renée Hartig Part 1: Shall we speak of today’s reality in regards to HIV/AIDS? Disease often knows no boundaries. Long a worldwide issue, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), a virus that damages the immune system and weakens the body’s ability to fight infections and disease, can lead to Acquired … Continue reading A Better Life with HIV/AIDS: From the Biomedical Laboratory to Reality
Study revives cell function in the body of dead pigs
8/17/22 Speaking of Research It is estimated that 20 Americans die each day because of the unavailability of organs for transplant. Now, scientists are hoping to solve the organ crisis by researching the question: Can death be reversed? The thought-provoking study by researchers at Yale School of Medicine begins to question the inevitability of death. … Continue reading Study revives cell function in the body of dead pigs
First published in 2012, Speaking of Research's bingo game remains evergreen. As we wrote then: Have you ever sat and listened to an animal rights activist speaking – on TV or a live debate – while you desperately grip your chair to stop yourself leaping out of your seat to challenge their every nonsense claim. … Continue reading Evergreen: Bingo!
What should a vegan do about vaccinations?
August 1, 2022 Allyson J. Bennett, Amanda M. Dettmer, Justin A. Varholick Vegans are often defined as anyone who does not eat any food derived from animals and does not use any animal products. This means that they are also often opposed to the use of animals for research and testing of medicines, vaccines, and … Continue reading What should a vegan do about vaccinations?
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