Proposed bills are duplicitous and unnecessarily burdensome

With all that needs fixing in this country, it is disappointing – though not altogether surprising – to see the United States Congress waste valuable time and energy proposing bills that essentially already exist. Couldn’t lawmakers’ precious resources be put to better use? Last week, Representatives Dina Titus (D-NV) and Pete King (R-NY) introduced H.R. … Continue reading Proposed bills are duplicitous and unnecessarily burdensome

Research Roundup: A new pairing for CRISPR — CasX; fighting diseases with bi-valves 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: A new pairing for CRISPR — CasX; fighting diseases with bi-valves and more!

Research Roundup: novel male contraceptive shown to be effective in rats; how pufferfish biology is inspiring bio-engineering of pills 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: novel male contraceptive shown to be effective in rats; how pufferfish biology is inspiring bio-engineering of pills and more!

Research Roundup: Using the flu virus to eliminate prostate cancer, the role of basophils in cancer 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: Using the flu virus to eliminate prostate cancer, the role of basophils in cancer and more!

Biodiversity helps medical research: Predatory Marine Snails

by Justin A. Varholick Ph.D., University of Florida, Department of Biology and UF Genetics Institute Too often we read about new research using mice, rats, non-human primates, and fish. These few categories of animals teach us a lot about biology and how we may intervene to cure or alleviate a human disease. But, what about … Continue reading Biodiversity helps medical research: Predatory Marine Snails

Research Roundup: Preventing macular degeneration blindness; A vaccine to the bio-terrorism toxin ricin 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: Preventing macular degeneration blindness; A vaccine to the bio-terrorism toxin ricin and more!

Research Roundup: Alzheimer’s “cocktail” developed in mice shows promise; Treatment for urinary incontinence receives a “green light” 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: Alzheimer’s “cocktail” developed in mice shows promise; Treatment for urinary incontinence receives a “green light” and more!