August 2nd 2022Jeremy D. Bailoo It is now over two years since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared and, to date, 6.4 million people have died as a consequence of contracting the disease. In the space of one year, vaccines were developed and their safety and efficacy evaluated and demonstrated. This shorter time frame for vaccine … Continue reading Animal research and our future with COVID-19
July 1st 2022 If you are a follower of Speaking of Research (SR), you would probably know from our animal use statistics pages that rodents are the most widely used animal research model. If you are not a follower of SR, please sign up for updates on the blog, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Rodents are … Continue reading What are humanized mice? Wait, what?
After decades of heavy investment by our government and society in genetic research, we now sit at the precipice of a genetic revolution—fully eclipsing the current digital revolution. Surprisingly, the majority of mRNA therapies in human trials are targeting cancer.
May 1, 2022 In our third year enduring the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of World Immunization Week, celebrated each year during the last week of April, is as clear as ever. Last year, we wrote about a series of topics for #WorldImmunizationWeek, which we're re-posting this year because the same issues persist: Vaccines Work: Vaccines … Continue reading Evergreen: #WorldImmunizationWeek
March 25, 2022 Allyson J. Bennett, Amanda M. Dettmer In a new report, Science writer Cathleen O'Grady provides a thought-provoking look at abuse directed at scientists. Her report focuses on COVID-19 scientists and includes stunning new survey data. O'Grady connects the dots to other areas of science, like animal research and climate change, where scientists … Continue reading New report on scientists “In the line of fire”
The first generation of COVID-19 vaccines have been highly effective, but also have limitations: their efficacy can wane without a booster shot, and they may be less effective against some variants. Now, scientists have developed a more targeted vaccine that, in animal studies, shows stronger, broader, and more durable protection in a single, low dose. … Continue reading Novel Nanoparticle SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine elicits more Potent Protection #InMice #InGuineaPigs #InHamsters
December 31st 2021 This year has been another difficult year for everyone. Like many of you, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us at Speaking of Research one way or another—including with re-prioritization of time to child, elder and other care, the switch to and challenges of online teaching and major job related delays … Continue reading Speaking of Research Year in Review 2021
October 1, 2021 Here at Speaking of Research, we have continually called for news outlets to unabashedly recognize when medical developments have relied on animal research. The public has a need, and a right, to understand and appreciate the entire biomedical advancement process from idea all the way through to treatment. We applaud The Washington … Continue reading WaPo recognizes animal research in reporting new drug treatment for COVID