BREAKTHROUGH: Her vision was getting worse, then animal research made things clear

By Justin A. Varholick, Ph.D. As we grow older there’s an impending fear that we will slowly, but surely, begin to lose our vision. This slow loss of vision is clinically dubbed ‘low vision’ and impacts more than 39 million Americans, costs $68 billion annually in direct health care costs, and is only growing in … Continue reading BREAKTHROUGH: Her vision was getting worse, then animal research made things clear

Nov 2019 Update: What’s happening with campaigns and legislation aimed at US animal research and testing

We wrote about the legislative efforts and campaigns targeting nonhuman animal research in the US earlier this year. There, we took a broad look at some current campaigns, discussed mechanisms for various types of legislative efforts, and made suggestions for action. Today we look at the current status of legislation we wrote about in July, … Continue reading Nov 2019 Update: What’s happening with campaigns and legislation aimed at US animal research and testing

Opinion or fact? Chimp Haven should provide the public with evidence and data to inform critical decisions about retired chimpanzee health and well-being

Yesterday we wrote about NIH’s announcement that 44 elderly and/or frail chimpanzees would be retired in place at the Alamogordo Primate Facility instead of being transferred to the federal sanctuary, Chimp Haven (CH). The announcement drew a range of responses and media coverage. Responses that were critical of NIH’s decision came from leadership associated with … Continue reading Opinion or fact? Chimp Haven should provide the public with evidence and data to inform critical decisions about retired chimpanzee health and well-being

Retired in Place: National Institutes of Health Announces Decision to Prioritize Chimpanzee Health, Safety, and Psychological Well-being

Forty-four elderly and frail chimpanzees will not be forced to leave their social groups or partners to endure a stressful cross-country move, quarantine, and introduction to new housing at the federally-funded US chimpanzee sanctuary, according to an announcement posted today by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH’s announcement provides a public view of the … Continue reading Retired in Place: National Institutes of Health Announces Decision to Prioritize Chimpanzee Health, Safety, and Psychological Well-being

2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology & Medicine highlights the invaluable role of animal research

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to William Kaelin of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, Peter Ratcliffe of the University of Oxford and the Francis Crick Institute, and Gregg Semenza of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine “for their discoveries of how cells sense and … Continue reading 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology & Medicine highlights the invaluable role of animal research

More than 600 Members of the Scientific Community Call for Withdrawal of Dangerous EPA Directive Which Threatens Humans, Animals and the Environment

Press Release For immediate release October 10, 2019 Contact: Allyson Bennett, contact@speakingofresearch.com                                                                       WASHINGTON, D.C. - The advocacy group  Speaking of Research … Continue reading More than 600 Members of the Scientific Community Call for Withdrawal of Dangerous EPA Directive Which Threatens Humans, Animals and the Environment

Speaking of Research Shares Open Letter with EPA Administrator

Earlier today, Speaking of Research sent its open letter to U.S. Environmental and Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler. The letter, signed by more than 600 members of the scientific community, condemns the agency's recent dangerous directive to reduce and eliminate all chemical safety tests that involve animals. The letter also calls on Wheeler to … Continue reading Speaking of Research Shares Open Letter with EPA Administrator