September 6, 2022 As students return to college campuses this month, many are eager to embark on new research opportunities, or to pick up where they left off last year. Likewise, their research mentors are eagerly anticipating the start of a new academic year. Much of this anticipation is rooted in training the next generation … Continue reading #Evergreen: It’s Back to School Time – Time for Institutions to Step Up
Alzheimer’s Research with Primates: Speaking of Research in The Conversation
September 2, 2022 In a new article in The Conversation, three Speaking of Research committee members write about how primate research can advance understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease. The topic is an important one, affecting many people. The authors write: “As of 2022, an estimated 6.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, an illness that robs people … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Research with Primates: Speaking of Research in The Conversation
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
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
Evergreen: Puberty blockers are (still) all over the news (and laws). How did they come about?
June 1, 2022 Happy Pride Month! 🏳️🌈 Nearly a year ago, we wrote about the animal-research origins of puberty blockers and the lifesaving potential for these treatments for gender-diverse adolescents. With the wave of anti-LBGTQ legislation across states in recent weeks and months, including Florida's "Don't say gay" law and Alabama's banning of gender-affirming healthcare … Continue reading Evergreen: Puberty blockers are (still) all over the news (and laws). How did they come about?
Kudos for clear communication
This post serves to recognize media outlets that clearly communicate the role of animal models in research advances. We will update it as we are able when new pieces are published. June 2, 2022 The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) continues its clear reporting of animal-based research with the article, "Maternal Sleep Apnea in … Continue reading Kudos for clear communication
VICTORY! IACUC members receive protection from PETA via federal judge’s order
May 17, 2022 As an update to our February 24, 2022 post describing a precedent-setting lawsuit that IACUC members at the University of Washington (UW) filed against UW for protection from the anti-animal research group PETA, Speaking of Research is pleased to report that a federal judge has granted a motion for a preliminary injunction. … Continue reading VICTORY! IACUC members receive protection from PETA via federal judge’s order
May 1, 2022 In our third year enduring the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of World Immunization Week, celebrated each year during the last week of April, is as clear as ever. Last year, we wrote about a series of topics for #WorldImmunizationWeek, which we're re-posting this year because the same issues persist: Vaccines Work: Vaccines … Continue reading Evergreen: #WorldImmunizationWeek