Research Roundup: Future proofing our response to pandemics; new approach to administer insulin and more!

Welcome to this week’s Research Roundup. These posts aim to inform our readers about the many stories that relate to animal research each week. Do you have an animal research story we should include in next week’s Research Roundup? You can send it to us via our Facebook page or through the contact form on … Continue reading Research Roundup: Future proofing our response to pandemics; new approach to administer insulin and more!

Research with dogs develops an artificial pancreas to treat diabetes

White Coat Waste is a conservative animal rights organization devoted to the elimination of animal research. Its first target is biomedical research conducted using dogs at the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Unfortunately, this campaign is gaining traction. While White Coat Waste is supported mainly by Republicans, some Democrat representatives like Dina Titus (Nevada) … Continue reading Research with dogs develops an artificial pancreas to treat diabetes

Unpleasant Truths vs Comforting Lies

Scientists use animals  in research to elucidate basic questions about biological function in health and disease.  Such basic research in the life sciences, like parallel studies in other fields of science, yields knowledge about nature.  Such knowledge, in turn, can be applied to a myriad of problems to alleviate suffering, improve our well-being, and make this a better … Continue reading Unpleasant Truths vs Comforting Lies

Animal research and diabetes: Now the truth must be told – Part 1

Today we will take a look at the series of discoveries and innovations that led to the development of insulin therapy for type 1 diabetes, and tomorrow we will take a closer look at some of that claims made about this by animal rights activists. With the World Diabetes Day coming up on 14th November, … Continue reading Animal research and diabetes: Now the truth must be told – Part 1

From Science to Miracle in 2 years: The Discovery of Insulin

For more information about the discovery of insulin we recommend you read our more recent post: Animal research and diabetes: Now the truth must be told Part 1 and Part 2 A mere one hundred years ago, when people were diagnosed with diabetes, they were handed down a death sentence.  There was no treatment for … Continue reading From Science to Miracle in 2 years: The Discovery of Insulin

Changing cellular career paths.

Every year over 13,000 young people are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease where the bodies own defense system turns on the beta cells of the pancreas that produce insulin.  While the development of insulin therapy has enabled many  type I diabetics to live relatively normal lives there is as yet no cure … Continue reading Changing cellular career paths.