On September 25, 2017, Dr. Scott Gottlieb , Commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) replied to a scathing letter from Dr. Jane Goodall, where Goodall denounced what she called the “cruel and unnecessary nicotine addiction experiments on monkeys”. We previously evaluated that letter from Goodall and now do the same with Commissioner Gottlieb’s letter. … Continue reading FDA response to Goodall letter found lacking
For immediate release Speaking of Research response to FDA announcement regarding nicotine research Late on September 25, as reported by the Washington Post, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made the startling announcement that it has suspended a nicotine research project involving non-human primates; the goal of this research is to build a better … Continue reading Speaking of Research response to FDA announcement regarding nicotine research
This open letter is from scientists and leaders in the addiction research community. If you'd like to join the signatories listed below, please do in comments at the bottom of this article. Please also share with others with an interest in research on addiction. Smoking – and nicotine addiction – are sometimes easy targets for … Continue reading Jane Goodall and White Coat Waste are wrong about nicotine addiction research
Addiction in animals involves very similar physiological changes in the brain as it does in humans. Prof Jentsch explains.
A common argument heard against the use of animals in research is that animals do not naturally suffer from the same conditions as humans do. Thus, the argument goes, it makes no sense to study human disease in animals. However, my UCLA colleagues Barbara Natterson-Horowitz MD and Kathryn Bowers, authors of Zoobiquity, explain that the opposite is … Continue reading Do animals suffer from human diseases?
Just a year ago Professor David Jentsch wrote here about the importance of animal research in developing better ways to treat addiction; now Jim Newman of the Oregon National Primate Research Centre (ONPRC) has written in OregonLive about how research in monkeys is helping us to understand alcoholism and other forms of alcohol abuse, which are among leading … Continue reading Oregon Scientists seek to understand the roots of Alcoholism
In science, "translation" embodies the concept that data gathered in one situation is meaningful for data gathered in another. Applied biomedical research seeks to translate laboratory research into effective treatments or cures. It spans many levels of study. In oncology (the field of cancer biology), some individuals study how cancerous cells grown in a dish … Continue reading Addiction Research as an Example of Translational Biomedical Research