Reversal of Parkinson’s symptoms by use of brain cell grafts

March 8th 2021 Renée Hartig, PhD Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently published a scientific report detailing an innovative procedure to treat one of the most prevalent neurodegenerative diseases amongst the older population: Parkinson’s disease. This procedure utilized grafts of brain cells to replenish dopamine neurons in the adult brain. Grafts, along with stem … Continue reading Reversal of Parkinson’s symptoms by use of brain cell grafts

#Evergreen: Is Animal Research Worth the Expense?

February 26th 2021 The US has tragically surpassed 500,000 COVID-19 related deaths this week. At this juncture, it is worth reflecting on the historical context that got us here. We have written about the leadership failure and the sidelining of science during the pandemic in the Trump administration. We have also detailed the irresponsible behavior … Continue reading #Evergreen: Is Animal Research Worth the Expense?

Progress in Parkinson’s disease depends on Primate and other #AnimalResearch

February 24th 2021 Marina Emborg, MD PhD, Jeremy Bailoo, PhD and Doris Doudet, PhD Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s disease. The population prevalence of PD increases from about 1% at age 60 to 4% by age 80. From 1999 to 2017, the age-adjusted death rate for Parkinson disease … Continue reading Progress in Parkinson’s disease depends on Primate and other #AnimalResearch

Is Animal Research Worth the Expense?

Certain government lobby groups, such as the White Coat Waste (WCW) Project, appear intent on casting scientists (the “white coats”) and the importance of their scientific work in a disparaging light. By focusing only on what they refer to as "wasted taxpayer money", they ignore the very real scientific and human health progress that results … Continue reading Is Animal Research Worth the Expense?

Research Roundup: A radical Parkinson’s treatment fails in humans; studying singing in mice gives insight into other mammalian conversations 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: A radical Parkinson’s treatment fails in humans; studying singing in mice gives insight into other mammalian conversations and more!

Research Roundup: Three paralyzed men walk again thanks to animal research; a promising new therapy to stop Parkinson’s disease 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: Three paralyzed men walk again thanks to animal research; a promising new therapy to stop Parkinson’s disease and more!

Research Roundup: New malaria drug green-lighted, eight new models of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease 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: New malaria drug green-lighted, eight new models of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease and more!

Research Roundup: First cloned monkeys born this week, using microbubbles and ultrasound to cure diseases 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: First cloned monkeys born this week, using microbubbles and ultrasound to cure diseases and more!