Once upon a time the likes of Facebook and Myspace were strictly the domain of animal rights groups. Then, in 2006, Pro-Test changed this by using many of these social networking tools to boost a more positive, pro-research message. Hundreds of members to its Facebook group quickly turned into thousands, and spreading the message of … Continue reading Speaking of Facebook
UCLA Pro-Test – Coverage Review Day 18
It's been over a week since our last coverage update and there's been more news sources covering the upcoming rally. To kick off, the highly respected Nature journal included an interview (subscription needed) with David Jentsch, founder of UCLA Pro-Test. He offered an insight into his own research before mentioning more about the upcoming rally: … Continue reading UCLA Pro-Test – Coverage Review Day 18
North Carolina: Day 2: UNC-Chapel Hill
After a successful day on the Duke University campus (see previous post), I headed over to the Smithies & Maeda's Laboratories in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Here I gave a presentation to Nobel Prize Laureate (For his work in introducing gene modifications into … Continue reading North Carolina: Day 2: UNC-Chapel Hill
Speaking of Research gains support on Facebook – Launches on Myspace
Speaking of Research Facebook group has reached 100 members. While not quite comparing with the dizzying heights of Pro-Test's Facebook group, at near 3,000 members (or indeed 200,000+ people proposing we panic buy carrots), it is still a decent start from which we hope to build on. So if you're life has not yet been … Continue reading Speaking of Research gains support on Facebook – Launches on Myspace
PETA Staff join SR Facebook group – defection or deceit?
I'd like to give a warm welcome to Speaking of Research's two newest Facebook Group members - Justin Goodman (Winner of PETA's prized "Nanci Alexander Award" for best activist, and now permanent staff at PETA), and Ryan Huling (College Campaign Coordinator for PETA). However, one must wonder why PETA staff are joining a group which … Continue reading PETA Staff join SR Facebook group – defection or deceit?