July 23rd 2022 It was not so long ago (1950) that the lack of a polio vaccine led to debilitating developmental defects in our population. Because of decades of research to develop the oral polio vaccine, children today know nothing of the fear that polio brought to the United States every summer well into the … Continue reading The first US polio case in over a decade
March 17, 2022 If you’re a regular reader of the Speaking of Research science blog you will know that we are very interested in neuroscience – in fact several of us are neuroscientists – so you won’t be surprised to learn that we have been following events of Brain Awareness Week. Brain Awareness Week is … Continue reading #Brain Awareness Week: The Role of Animals in Neuroscience
Decades of animal research have led to restored vision in a woman who previously suffered from toxic optic neuropathy 16 years ago. PETA and WCW think she should remain blind.
June 22nd, 2021 While much has been written about the various COVID-19 vaccines (prevention), including here are Speaking of Research, less emphasis has been placed on the treatment of COVID-19 patients—both earlier on in the pandemic and even at present. Part of this relates to some inherent skepticism of the value of using existing treatments … Continue reading Safety of COVID-19 antibody treatment tested #InMice #InMonkeys
May 20th 2021Agnès Lacreuse, PhD Our world is aging at an unprecedented rate. The number of older people is projected to double every 20 years, and reach about 17% of the total population by 2050. These figures are alarming, as age is the primary risk factor for developing devastating diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). … Continue reading Why nonhuman primates are essential for addressing Alzheimer’s disease and women’s health issues
In February, the American Journal of Primatology (AJP) published a Special Issue entitled, “Marmosets as a Translational Model for Aging Studies.” The Special Issue contains a comprehensive set of studies that provides crucial new information to help guide the further development of this animal model of aging. It also emphasizes the value and necessity of … Continue reading 8 Reasons Marmosets are Good Translational Models for Aging
In this article, Justin Varholick, investigates the evidence on whether talcum powder can cause ovarian cancer. Over the years, several courts have ruled that talcum powder can cause ovarian cancer, while the scientific evidence suggests otherwise. In light of Ovarian Cancer Month, it is important to highlight how animal and human studies can improve our … Continue reading Does talcum powder cause ovarian cancer? Weighing up the human and animal studies
Welcome to this week’s Research Roundup. These Friday 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 … Continue reading Research Roundup: Artificial bile ducts, saving bat populations, safety of CRISPR and more