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 on … Continue reading Research Roundup: Zika researchers nominated for public service award, transplanting memories in snails, and more!
This is the first post in the "Speaking of Your Research" series of posts. This post is by Dr Nicole Kerlero de Rosbo, who stood up in front of hundreds of people at the first Pro-Test Italia rally and explained why animal research would continue to be an important part of research in multiple sclerosis. … Continue reading SYR: Animal Research and MS
Now that 2010 has come to a close we can begin to consider the future. Many people are making (and breaking) New Year Resolutions. Speaking of Research ask that you add (and keep) one more to your list of resolutions. In 2011 I will do more to talk about the importance of animal research! Maybe … Continue reading New Year’s Resolution – Talk about Research
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common diseases of the central nervous system – the brain and spinal cord - affecting about one person in every thousand in the USA. It is an inflammatory condition, where the immune system attacks the myelin sheath that surrounds the axons of nerve cells. Myelin is a … Continue reading From the bench and the bedside; how animal research is taming Multiple Sclerosis
In the news today there have been reports that laquinimod, a new drug developed to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), has performed well in an early (Phase IIb) (1). An MS patient's immune system attacks their central nervous system, leading to impaired communication in the nervous system and finally to physical and cognitive disability. A key … Continue reading How mice helped develop a new drug for MS