SYR: The case for using large animal models to study reproduction

This guest post is written by Michelle Bedenbaugh, a Ph.D. student in the Physiology and Pharmacology Department at West Virginia University. It is part of our Speaking of Your Research series of posts where scientists discuss their own research. Michelle’s research involves examining the brain’s role in the initiation of puberty.  In this post, Michelle discusses the … Continue reading SYR: The case for using large animal models to study reproduction

Reigniting My Fire for Animal Research

This guest post is written by Lisa Stanislawczyk, a Veterinary Scientist at a pharmaceutical company. She plays a key role in ensuring the standards of animal care are always improving at her institution. Having been introduced to Speaking of Research through a committee member, Lisa kindly agreed to share her experiences. In this post, Lisa explains her passion for … Continue reading Reigniting My Fire for Animal Research

Debating Animal Research in Australia

The Ethics Centre, an independent not-for-profit organisation in Australia, held its second IQ2 debate on the motion: "Animal rights should trump human interests". Supporting the motion was shark attack survivor, Paul de Gelder, animal lawyer, Ruth Hatten, and philanthropist Philip Wollen. Opposing the motion was ethicist Dr Leslie Cannold, Commissioner at the Australian Centre for … Continue reading Debating Animal Research in Australia

World Day to Talk About Animal Research in Belgium?

Today we have a guest post from Kirk Leech, Executive Director of the European Animal Research Association (EARA), who explains how he is trying to encourage openness in Belgium. The European Animal Research Association (EARA) was set up in March 2014 with the aim of helping to maintain and improve public acceptance and understanding of … Continue reading World Day to Talk About Animal Research in Belgium?

Teaching Children about the Brain

Dr Stacey A Bedwell is a postdoctoral researcher at Nottingham Trent University, whose work focuses on the prefrontal cortex of the mammalian brain. Dr Bedwell has previously written a guest post about the importance of animals in neuroscience for us. Stacey recent published a children’s book, How does my brain work, which takes readers through … Continue reading Teaching Children about the Brain

Guest Post: Obama’s Cancer Initiative and Animal Research

This is the one of the first posts of a new FBR blog which aims to provide people with relevant, timely and scientifically substantive information about how biomedical research is saving lives. This post was originally posted here, and is reprinted with permission from the Foundation for Biomedical Research. This blog was posted for yesterday's World Cancer Day. … Continue reading Guest Post: Obama’s Cancer Initiative and Animal Research

Guest Post: The Importance of Animals in Neuroscience Research

Our guest post today is from Dr. Stacey A Bedwell, a postdoctoral researcher at Nottingham Trent University, whose work focuses in the prefrontal cortex of the mammalian brain. In this post she discusses her work with rats, and why it is important for neuroscience. If you are interested in writing a guest post for us, … Continue reading Guest Post: The Importance of Animals in Neuroscience Research