Speaking of Research Year in Review 2018

It's been a great year for Speaking of Research. Visits to the website rose 6% to break new records in 2018, with more new content added than in any previous year. It is not just web traffic which saw an increase, our media work also increased in 2018, as we worked closely with outlets including … Continue reading Speaking of Research Year in Review 2018

How transgenic mice are radically transforming science and medicine

by Juan Carlos Marvizon, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, UCLA Many of my scientists colleagues are thrilled about these new techniques. They represent the convergence of decades of work in areas as diverse as molecular biology, protein chemistry, cellular biology, neuroscience, microbiology, virology and animal behavior. They are likely to be applied to humans in the near … Continue reading How transgenic mice are radically transforming science and medicine

Research Roundup: Dietary sugar may prevent beneficial bacteria growth; e-bandage speeds up wound healing 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: Dietary sugar may prevent beneficial bacteria growth; e-bandage speeds up wound healing and more!

Nikos Logothetis is finally vindicated: German court dismisses animal welfare accusations against him

According to an article just published in Nature, the case against prominent neuroscientist Nikos Logothetis has been dismissed by a German court. To recap, in 2014 as reported (here, here, here, here), the campaign began with edited video footage from a member of the anti-animal research group SOKO who had infiltrated the facility by working … Continue reading Nikos Logothetis is finally vindicated: German court dismisses animal welfare accusations against him

Research Roundup: experimental HIV vaccine shows promise in macaques; an ultrasound treatment for dementia 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: experimental HIV vaccine shows promise in macaques; an ultrasound treatment for dementia and more!

‘Tis the Season…for a Golden Goose!

It’s that time of year again! It’s not just the Winter Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or Boxing Day…it’s Golden Goose Award season! The Golden Goose Award is given annually to celebrate scientific success stories. Particularly, the awards demonstrate: The human and/or economic benefits of federally funded scientific research That scientific outcomes build upon each other That … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season…for a Golden Goose!

Research Roundup: MacArthur ”genius” relies on primates to crack the face code; transmissible Alzheimer’s disease theory gains traction 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: MacArthur ”genius” relies on primates to crack the face code; transmissible Alzheimer’s disease theory gains traction and more!