Unanimous support of UC Leadership to Animal Research

University of California President Mark Yudof and all UC Chancellors have signed onto the Pro-Test Petition, a statement of principles in support of scientists work with animals in biomedical research. The Petition, a joint project of Americans for Medical Progress, Pro-Test for Science and Speaking of Research, recently reached the milestone of 10,000 signatories. Among … Continue reading Unanimous support of UC Leadership to Animal Research

Scientists affirm need to defend research

The recent commentary by Ringach and Jentsch (both Speaking of Research committee members) on need for scientists to defend biomedical research publicly is beginning to generate a consensus amongst top biomedical researchers around the world. Their commentary is now the top rated Biology article in the Faculty of 1000 system.  The Faculty of 1000 is … Continue reading Scientists affirm need to defend research

UCLA Pro-Test … in 3 minutes (video)

I recently found a second video of the UCLA Pro-Test in April 2009 (in addition to the 1 minute video) which we hadn't previously put up. This video was produced by FPS productions and covers more aspects of the rally than the 1 minute version (surprisingly). The video includes clips of committee members Prof. David … Continue reading UCLA Pro-Test … in 3 minutes (video)

David Jentsch speaks about his research

As a Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at UCLA, my students, colleagues around the University and I are engaged in an endeavor to improve the quality of life of individuals who suffer from major mental disorders. As committed as we are to making tangible progress towards improving the prognosis and welfare of people suffering from … Continue reading David Jentsch speaks about his research

Animal Liberation Front Press Office become desperate

In a pathetic attempt to be noticed, North American Animal Liberation Press Officer (NAALPO), Jason S. Miller, decided to send an email to a group of researchers, research institutions and pro-research groups (including SR). In an email containing links to typical AR pseudo-science, misinformation and misanthropic philosophy, Jason kindly explained our future: Your newly formed … Continue reading Animal Liberation Front Press Office become desperate

UCLA Pro-Test – Post-rally Print Coverage

Well we covered the video footage from major television networks, now onto the print media (and web coverage). Just in case you have been living in a box and want happened you can read our comprehensive report here. Also make sure you sign The Pro-Test Petition. Go on, do it now, then come back and … Continue reading UCLA Pro-Test – Post-rally Print Coverage

UCLA Pro-Test – Post-rally Video Coverage

After the hugely successful UCLA Pro-Test rally (full report) it is time to turn towards the media coverage of the event: Video: Fox News covered the event with a news story and video (embedded below - or linked). They compared the motives of the Pro-Testers and the animal rights activists and included a number of … Continue reading UCLA Pro-Test – Post-rally Video Coverage