This guest post is by Professor Robin Lovell-Badge, who is head of the division of Stem Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics at the Medical Research Council National Institute for Medical Research in London. This is a very clear and thorough debunking of a common animal rights myth where they suggest that because nine out of … Continue reading Nine out of ten Statistics are taken out of Context
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Several Hundred Pro-Test for Science
Review of the Pro-Test for Science 2010 rally which attracted hundreds of scientists, researchers and members of the public in support of animal research / animal tests, which save millions of lives.
Pompe disease – a starring role for animal research
The new Harrison Ford film, Extraordinary Measures, hitting US cinemas from 22 January, is a fictionalised account of the development of a treatment for Pompe disease, a rare genetic disorder. Pompe disease (glycogen storage disease type 2, acid maltase deficiency) is an enzyme deficiency with devastating effects – progressive muscle weakness and, in the severe … Continue reading Pompe disease – a starring role for animal research
Fighting the Flu
Unless you have been living as a hermit in a cave* for the past week you will be aware that the world's medical services are on high alert following the emergence of swine flu in Mexico, a new strain of the Influenza A/H1N1 virus that has now killed more than 160 people. While there is … Continue reading Fighting the Flu