May is “Healthy Vision Month,” a good time to celebrate the past accomplishments of scientists and clinicians in advancing vision health and to draw attention to the importance of the sense of sight. The occasion also brings back memories of animal right activists distributing pamphlets at UCLA declaring that “blindness is not a life threatening disease” … Continue reading Open your eyes: go blind for a day!
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Advancing gene therapy, debunking AR propaganda.
The promise of curing genetic diseases by replacing damaged genes with healthy ones is slowly becoming a reality. One recent story is the development of therapy in humans to reverse a form of childhood blindness called Leber congenital amaurosis, or LCA. OregonLive reports on the story of Alexe Webb who, soon after birth, was diagnosed … Continue reading Advancing gene therapy, debunking AR propaganda.
Several Hundred Pro-Test for Science
Review of the Pro-Test for Science 2010 rally which attracted hundreds of scientists, researchers and members of the public in support of animal research / animal tests, which save millions of lives.