Researchers Rally to Help Puerto Rico’s Monkey Island

A guest post by Lisa Howard of UCDavis explains the efforts by the National Primate Research Centers to help rebuild Cayo Santiago, better known as ‘Monkey Island’ rebuild after Hurricane Maria. Primate researchers are rallying to help Puerto Rico’s “Monkey Island,” Cayo Santiago, which took a direct hit from Hurricane Maria in September. About a … Continue reading Researchers Rally to Help Puerto Rico’s Monkey Island

Openness by the numbers: Ten universities conduct one third of all UK animal research

The ten British universities which conduct the most animal research have come together to proactively publicise their exact figures to the public and media. The press release by the ten institutions was coordinated by Understanding Animal Research. It is the second time that universities have come together to publicise their numbers. Of the 46 universities … Continue reading Openness by the numbers: Ten universities conduct one third of all UK animal research

Ireland produces 2016 statistics on animal research

Speaking of Research try to keep on top of the latest statistics coming from governments around the world. Ireland's 2016 statistics were recently released by the Health Products Regulatory Authority of Ireland (HPRA). Ireland carried out 226,934 procedures on animals in 2016, 1% less than in 2015. A procedure is defined as “any use of an animal for scientific or … Continue reading Ireland produces 2016 statistics on animal research

FASEB report makes recommendations for animal research regulations

On October 24, a group of professional scientific organizations released a set of groundbreaking recommendations entitled, “Reforming Animal Research Regulations: Workshop Recommendations to Reduce Regulatory Burden.” This report is the result of an April 17, 2017 workshop organized by the organizations: The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), the Association of American Medical … Continue reading FASEB report makes recommendations for animal research regulations

Of Mice and Mammaries, Part 4: From animal models to human therapies

In light of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Justin Varholick traces how mice have helped breast cancer research over the past century. Over the past month, in Parts 1, 2, and 3 of this series, he discussed how scientists began studying mammary tumors in mice and how they have advanced their study to better understand human … Continue reading Of Mice and Mammaries, Part 4: From animal models to human therapies

Join us at the 5th International Conference of the Basel Declaration Society in February 2018

The 5th International conference of the Basel Declaration Society, focused on “Openness and Transparency: Building Trust in Animal Research” will take place in San Francisco on the 14th - 15th February 2018. Four Speaking of Research committee members will be involved as speakers or workshop leaders – Allyson Bennett (also University of Wisconsin), Paula Clifford … Continue reading Join us at the 5th International Conference of the Basel Declaration Society in February 2018

Of Mice and Mammaries, Part 3: Modelling Human Breast Cancer

In light of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Justin Varholick traces how mice have helped breast cancer research over the past century. In the third post of this 4-part series, we look at advances made from the 1970s to present time and how mice are being used as a model for humans. Over the past two … Continue reading Of Mice and Mammaries, Part 3: Modelling Human Breast Cancer