When we hear the phrase 'animal research' we tend to think about the development of new drugs for the clinical practice, or studying molecular pathways involved in the progression of disease; but we must also remember that the techniques used in the operation room are a consequence of biomedical research, including the use of animals. … Continue reading Peritoneal Carcinosis and HIPEC: A second chance for patients, thanks to animal research
We write a lot of articles about the role animal research is playing in promising upcoming research. Sometimes it results in a breakthrough, sometimes it doesn't - but it often takes years to find out. Chemotherapy is an older example of how decades of research and testing - including with animals - can build into … Continue reading Mice and Mustard Gas: A History of Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy plays a crucial role in treating many cancers, but unfortunately some chemotherapy has a side effect of destroying the spermatogonial stem cells that are responsible for producing sperm. Adult men who need to undergo chemotherapy have the option of cryopreserving their sperm in order to give themselves the option of having children in the … Continue reading Hope for young cancer victims as stem cell transplantation restores functioning sperm in monkeys.
We recently wrote about the many existing venues, activities, and materials designed to encourage public dialogue and informed discussion about animal research. Many individuals, institutions, and organizations contribute to public outreach and education efforts, and also take active roles in dialogue about continuing changes in practice and policy concerning animal welfare and the conduct of … Continue reading Part 6. Many voices speaking of animal research – Time well invested at the University of Guelph