Supporting science: NIH answers PETA

The National Institutes of Health released a statement Monday in support of a well-respected and long-standing primate research program within the NIH intramural program that has been the subject of an ongoing PETA campaign. The focus of the research program, under the direction of Dr. Stephen J. Suomi, is on: “examining the behavioral and biological … Continue reading Supporting science: NIH answers PETA

A vaccine against meningitis B?

Newspapers in the UK are buzzing with excitement over news that a new vaccine against meningitis B developed by the Swiss pharmaceuticals firm Novartis has performed well in early clinical trials. About 3,000 mostly young people catch meningitis B every year in the USA, of whom about 10% die and 25% suffer lifelong … Continue reading A vaccine against meningitis B?