Dogs – best friends and clue to scientific breakthroughs

December 8th 2021Meeraa Ramakrishnan and Renée Hartig The importance of animal research has long been recognized in the field of advancing treatments for human diseases, yet some are still against it. But if research in animals, specifically dogs, could lead to better treatment options and lives for the dogs themselves, would people still disagree? Over … Continue reading Dogs – best friends and clue to scientific breakthroughs

Award winning reporting on monkey research to test a Covid-19 vaccine

November 22nd 2021Professor Christopher Petkov & Renée Hartig, PhD This article is a part of our series on #MPAR and the animal research required for vaccine development to fight Covid-19 and other diseases. Maartje Bakker, a journalist from the Netherlands, has won a prestigious science journalism award from the Kavli Foundation and the American Association … Continue reading Award winning reporting on monkey research to test a Covid-19 vaccine

Speaking of Research invites you to sign onto our statement on human rights and speciesism

SPEAKING OF RESEARCH STATEMENT ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND SPECIESISM The recent past has brought increasing attention to injustice and violation of human rights. Those include racism, sexism, and other forms of prejudice and discrimination based on misguided and exploitative notions of human hierarchies. Globally, basic human rights are recognized as an essential and core moral … Continue reading Speaking of Research invites you to sign onto our statement on human rights and speciesism

Animal protection: Animal research yields new Valley fever vaccine for dogs  

November 17th 2021 Allyson J. Bennett & Jeremy D. Bailoo Imagine that your pet dog contracted an infection that caused fatigue, fever, joint pain, and muscle aches. And then imagine that a vaccine was available to help make sure that your pet—or your children, your parents, members of your community, even yourself— did not contract … Continue reading Animal protection: Animal research yields new Valley fever vaccine for dogs  

Animal Research in Switzerland in 2020

November 12th 2021 We have translated the statistics for animal research conducted in Switzerland in 2020 and these data are summarized below. Overall, there were 556,107 animals used in research and animal testing in Switzerland in 2020 — a 2.8% decrease compared to 2019. Click to enlarge The collection of statistical data on animal use … Continue reading Animal Research in Switzerland in 2020

Canada’s 2020 Animal Use Statistics

November 9th 2021 The statistics for animal research conducted in Canada in 2020 have been released by the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC). These numbers reflect research conducted by CCAC-certified institutions and by people working at CCAC-certified institutions, even if the research involves animals located outside of Canada. The criteria for CCAC certification can … Continue reading Canada’s 2020 Animal Use Statistics

What’s frogs got to do with it? Insights into kidney diseases

November 8th 2021 Frogs' anatomy and organ function are strikingly similar to those of humans. An international team at the Institute of Anatomy at UZH, has now exploited this similarity by using a tiny tropical frog called Xenopus tropicalis to model human genetic diseases. The researchers focused on polycystic kidney disease, a congenital and currently … Continue reading What’s frogs got to do with it? Insights into kidney diseases