Research Roundup: fecal transplants to decrease risk of organ transplant rejection, bacterial injection for the treatment of cancer and more!

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: fecal transplants to decrease risk of organ transplant rejection, bacterial injection for the treatment of cancer and more!

Another Nobel, Another Win for Animal Research

It’s Nobel season! The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was announced today, and once again, animal research wins! Drs. James P. Allison (MD Anderson Cancer Center) and Tasaku Honjo (Kyoto University) will share the $1 million prize for their work in cancer immunotherapy, which relied on the critical contribution of animal models to … Continue reading Another Nobel, Another Win for Animal Research

Nobel Prize Winners lead the call for greater openness in animal research

USA Today has published our open letter calling for increased openness about the important role of animals in health research. Below, we provide the full list of almost 600 signatures, including four Nobel Laureates, who have signed their support for our initiative. We hope this action will put pressure on institutions across the US to … Continue reading Nobel Prize Winners lead the call for greater openness in animal research

Research Roundup: Cure for blindness, DNA delivered antibodies 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: Cure for blindness, DNA delivered antibodies and more!

2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Awarded for Fruit Fly Research

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to three U.S. scientists “for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm”.  Thomas Perlmann, secretary of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine said, “Their discoveries explain how plants, animals, and humans adapt their biological rhythm so that it is synchronized … Continue reading 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Awarded for Fruit Fly Research

Nobel Prize 2016 – how yeast and mouse studies uncovered autophagy

Congratulations to Professor Yoshinori Ohsumi Tokyo Institute of Technology on being awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for "for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy"! The process of autophagy is hardly one familiar to most people, but is is absolutely crucial to all complex life on out planet, including ourselves. The name autophagy comes … Continue reading Nobel Prize 2016 – how yeast and mouse studies uncovered autophagy

Nobel Prize 2015 – Protecting People against Parasites!

The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to scientists whose research has led to therapies that have saved hundreds of millions of people around the world from parasitic diseases that can otherwise cause disability and death. William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura shared one half of the award "for their discoveries … Continue reading Nobel Prize 2015 – Protecting People against Parasites!