The UK releases animal use statistics for 2021

June 30th 2021 The United Kingdom reports a wealth of information every year on its use of animals in research. Every animal procedure must be categorized according to the overall purpose (and specific disease area or regulatory purpose if relevant), the genetic status of the animals and the severity of the procedure. Historically, Great Britain … Continue reading The UK releases animal use statistics for 2021

Juul e-cigs to be banned from sale in the US—protects children

June 23rd 2022 The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the FDA plans to ban the sale of Juul E-cigarettes in the US. At a time when lawmakers are stagnated and continually stymied in passing legislation to protect the most vulnerable of our population—children—this news is indeed welcome. This is not the first ruling on … Continue reading Juul e-cigs to be banned from sale in the US—protects children

Animal studies contribute to development of a potential new treatment for Parkinson’s Disease

June 21, 2022 Doris Doudet & Allyson J. Bennett Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a prominent neurodegenerative disease that affects more than 10 million people worldwide. It is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s disease. PD is associated with well-known motor symptoms such as tremor, slowness of movement and increased risks of falls but … Continue reading Animal studies contribute to development of a potential new treatment for Parkinson’s Disease

An important thing The Guardian and PETA can do to protect primates

June 9, 2022 In January 2021 a UK news outlet, The Guardian, wrote about new guidelines aimed at reducing the trade and acceptance of nonhuman primates as pets. The particular focus, following evidence and recommendations from international primatological societies, was on posting and dissemination of photos in which scientists and others--including "celebrity primatologists"-- pose with … Continue reading An important thing The Guardian and PETA can do to protect primates

Facts about monkeypox and animal research 

June 8, 2022 It is not new news that individuals and groups engaged in political campaigns against animal research rarely miss an opportunity to amplify their message and promote their agenda by jumping on current world events. A look at PETA’s webpage, for example, will tell you about PETA Germany’s efforts to rescue pets in … Continue reading Facts about monkeypox and animal research 

Is a molecule in brain fluid the fountain of youth?

June 3rd 2022 The search for a fountain of youth has haunted humans since the beginning of time. Now, researchers from Stanford University reported in the peer-reviewed journal, Nature1, that older mice receiving cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) from younger mice had their memory impairment reversed. Through a series of rigorous experiments spanning behavioral, cellular, and … Continue reading Is a molecule in brain fluid the fountain of youth?

Evergreen: Puberty blockers are (still) all over the news (and laws). How did they come about?

June 1, 2022 Happy Pride Month! 🏳️‍🌈 Nearly a year ago, we wrote about the animal-research origins of puberty blockers and the lifesaving potential for these treatments for gender-diverse adolescents. With the wave of anti-LBGTQ legislation across states in recent weeks and months, including Florida's "Don't say gay" law and Alabama's banning of gender-affirming healthcare … Continue reading Evergreen: Puberty blockers are (still) all over the news (and laws). How did they come about?

Kudos for clear communication

This post serves to recognize media outlets that clearly communicate the role of animal models in research advances. We will update it as we are able when new pieces are published. June 2, 2022 The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) continues its clear reporting of animal-based research with the article, "Maternal Sleep Apnea in … Continue reading Kudos for clear communication