The animal research behind the new nasal spray depression treatment

Or, our tax dollars at work! Last week, the FDA approved a new drug for treatment-resistant depression (TRD). The nasal spray version of the drug ketamine, called Spravato (esketamine), is a newly-approved, fast-acting drug, available only with a doctor’s prescription, that could help millions. Did you know that a wide range of nonhuman animal research … Continue reading The animal research behind the new nasal spray depression treatment

Proposed bills are duplicitous and unnecessarily burdensome

With all that needs fixing in this country, it is disappointing – though not altogether surprising – to see the United States Congress waste valuable time and energy proposing bills that essentially already exist. Couldn’t lawmakers’ precious resources be put to better use? Last week, Representatives Dina Titus (D-NV) and Pete King (R-NY) introduced H.R. … Continue reading Proposed bills are duplicitous and unnecessarily burdensome

‘Tis the Season…for a Golden Goose!

It’s that time of year again! It’s not just the Winter Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or Boxing Day…it’s Golden Goose Award season! The Golden Goose Award is given annually to celebrate scientific success stories. Particularly, the awards demonstrate: The human and/or economic benefits of federally funded scientific research That scientific outcomes build upon each other That … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season…for a Golden Goose!

Research Roundup: Promising Zika vaccine, improvements to xenotransplants, royal jelly protein for pluripotency, and more!

Welcome to this week’s Research Roundup. These Friday 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 … Continue reading Research Roundup: Promising Zika vaccine, improvements to xenotransplants, royal jelly protein for pluripotency, and more!

Research Roundup: VA to continue dog research, Zika infection and Dengue risk, exercise reduced drug cravings, and more!

Welcome to this week’s Research Roundup. These Friday 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 … Continue reading Research Roundup: VA to continue dog research, Zika infection and Dengue risk, exercise reduced drug cravings, and more!

Another Nobel, Another Win for Animal Research

It’s Nobel season! The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was announced today, and once again, animal research wins! Drs. James P. Allison (MD Anderson Cancer Center) and Tasaku Honjo (Kyoto University) will share the $1 million prize for their work in cancer immunotherapy, which relied on the critical contribution of animal models to … Continue reading Another Nobel, Another Win for Animal Research

Animal Research Plays Prominent Role in 2018 Lasker Awards

The Lasker Awards are among the most prestigious prizes in medicine in the U.S. Awarded annually, these awards — given by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation — honor exceptional contributions to biomedical research with a $250,000 prize in each of three categories. The honors are so highly regarded, they have been nicknamed “America’s Nobels.” … Continue reading Animal Research Plays Prominent Role in 2018 Lasker Awards