Call for scientific journals to adopt accurate language about the sex of nonhuman animals

May 21, 2021 In light of the simple fact that nonhuman animals do not have gender identity, we call on scientific journals to adopt a simple policy that ensures accuracy in publications.  One line is all that is needed. "Articles about nonhuman animals should specify animals' species as well as their sex; authors should not … Continue reading Call for scientific journals to adopt accurate language about the sex of nonhuman animals

Why nonhuman primates are essential for addressing Alzheimer’s disease and women’s health issues

May 20th 2021Agnès Lacreuse, PhD Our world is aging at an unprecedented rate. The number of older people is projected to double every 20 years, and reach about 17% of the total population by 2050. These figures are alarming, as age is the primary risk factor for developing devastating diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). … Continue reading Why nonhuman primates are essential for addressing Alzheimer’s disease and women’s health issues

#Evergreen: The Uniqueness of Human Suffering

Comparing animal and human suffering is a complex issue. Do all animals suffer? What about invertebrates? Is all animal suffering equal? Chronic pain researcher and associate professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Dr Juan Carlos Marvizon, tries to unravel these questions.

FDA approves Pfizer vaccine for 12-15 year olds

May 11th 2021 We are starkly reminded of how sidelining science can lead to #VaccineHesitancy globally as cases of COVID-19 continue to spike, taking us further away from herd immunity and normality. We wrote about the human cost of such sidelining with regards to the US and now similar reports are emerging from Brazil and … Continue reading FDA approves Pfizer vaccine for 12-15 year olds

Does animal research produce cures?

May 4th 2021Allyson J. Bennett and Marcello Rosa The answer to this question is yes.  So why do some groups and individuals opposed to animal research and testing argue no? Simply put, the answer to the question depends on where you focus  in the timeline of scientific advances that lead to medical progress. If you … Continue reading Does animal research produce cures?