Oregon Scientists seek to understand the roots of Alcoholism

Just a year ago Professor David Jentsch wrote here about the importance of animal research in developing better ways to treat addiction; now Jim Newman of the Oregon National Primate Research Centre (ONPRC) has written in OregonLive about how research in monkeys is helping us to understand alcoholism and other forms of alcohol abuse, which are among leading … Continue reading Oregon Scientists seek to understand the roots of Alcoholism

No Scares for ONPRC Monkeys at Halloween

Well people are always bugging us to include more footage from biomedical facilities - here is something recently released by ONPRC: It was nice to see this story appearing on CNN's iReport. "Last week, monkeys at Oregon Health & Science University’s Oregon National Primate Research Center enjoyed a pumpkin feast.  In what has become somewhat … Continue reading No Scares for ONPRC Monkeys at Halloween

Defending Against the Inaccurate (and sometimes downright false)

Each year, as the rainy season returns to Oregon, so too does another all-too-predictable event: new claims of abuse leveled against my employer the Oregon National Primate Research Center. Nearly every fall, a small animal rights organization called Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN) fuels their yearly “National Primate Liberation Week” with alarming press releases accusing … Continue reading Defending Against the Inaccurate (and sometimes downright false)

“What Drives ‘animal researchers’ Like Me?”

As World Week for Animals in Laboratories (a week of animal rights misinformation) comes to a close, we have a guest post from Nancy Haigwood, director at Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC). This piece reflects well the frustration felt by many scientists about animal rights activists misrepresent the noble cause of scientists who work … Continue reading “What Drives ‘animal researchers’ Like Me?”

The Monkey of the Baskervilles

If you watched the news or picked up a newspaper yesterday you'll already be aware that scientists in Japan have created genetically modified (GM) marmoset monkeys that pass the transgene, in this case one that encodes the marker GFP protein that glows under UV light, to their offspring. Severel media outlest including the Huffington Post … Continue reading The Monkey of the Baskervilles

Report: Animal Rights Conference – Part 4

We come to my final day at the Animal Rights Conference, but it is worth quickly looking back over the last few days. Part 1 - Looks at AR violence and includes recordings of Camille Hankins (Win Animal Rights - WAR) speaking in support of the grave robbings and arson attacks carried out by animal … Continue reading Report: Animal Rights Conference – Part 4

Report: Animal Rights Conference – Part 2

This is the second part of my report on the animal rights conference. Read Part 1 here. Discovered! As I stood in line to enter the video room I was recognized by a man called Gary, who knew of my UK activities with Pro-Test. I confirmed his suspicion and we had a quick chat before … Continue reading Report: Animal Rights Conference – Part 2