Leicester – The New British Battleground?

Back across the pond, in Leicester (pronounced "les-ter"), animal rights activists are warming up for a battle against a new £15 million (around $24 million) biomedical facility which the University of Leicester is building. Looking through the local rags, an interesting article came up in "this is Leicestershire" from a reporter who took a look … Continue reading Leicester – The New British Battleground?

Animal research behind the headlines

The BBC has reported on calls for the new blood-thinning drug Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate/BIBR 1048) to be used more widely in patients who are at risk of blood clots following surgery, a serious complication that kills 25,000 patients each year. This drug works be inhibiting the enzyme Thrombin, a key player in clot formation. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7354818.stmContinue reading Animal research behind the headlines