We Want You!

For Openness in Science! Now more than ever, openness in science — particularly, by scientists and the institutions that support them — is critical for garnering and maintaining public support. Not only does transparency enhance public trust and enthusiasm for science, which is crucial for maintaining sufficient funding for research, but it also benefits the … Continue reading We Want You!

Basel Releases conference papers on Openness and Transparency

On February 14-15th 2018, scientists, veterinarians, communications staff and administrators from Europe and North America gathered in San Francisco to discuss “Openness and Transparency: Building Trust in Animal Research” at the 5th Annual Conference of the Basel Declaration Society (BDS). We wrote about the first day’s events in a previous post. The outcomes of this meeting included four policy papers, which … Continue reading Basel Releases conference papers on Openness and Transparency

2018: The Year the Readers Started Writing?

We had another record year at Speaking of Research, with web traffic up 30% compared with the previous year. Our viewers range from scientists, to students, to curious members of the public. Many of our readers are actively involved in biomedical research, as researchers, animal technicians, veterinarians, science writers and more. This post is aimed … Continue reading 2018: The Year the Readers Started Writing?

2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Awarded for Fruit Fly Research

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to three U.S. scientists “for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm”.  Thomas Perlmann, secretary of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine said, “Their discoveries explain how plants, animals, and humans adapt their biological rhythm so that it is synchronized … Continue reading 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Awarded for Fruit Fly Research

Speaking of Research response to FDA announcement regarding nicotine research

For immediate release Speaking of Research response to FDA announcement regarding nicotine research Late on September 25, as reported by the Washington Post, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made the startling announcement that it has suspended a nicotine research project involving non-human primates; the goal of this research is to build a better … Continue reading Speaking of Research response to FDA announcement regarding nicotine research

The Problem With Jane Goodall’s “Expert” Opinion

On September 7, 2017, Dr. Jane Goodall wrote a scathing letter to Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) denouncing what she called the “cruel and unnecessary nicotine addiction experiments on monkeys” occurring there. The letter, which relies on the repeated use of opinion versus fact-based arguments by Goodall, is … Continue reading The Problem With Jane Goodall’s “Expert” Opinion

Research Roundup: Lupus protein identified, vaccine for Type 1 diabetes, new chronic pain treatment, 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: Lupus protein identified, vaccine for Type 1 diabetes, new chronic pain treatment, and more!