Dr. Julius S. Youngner, the last surviving member of the team that developed the Salk polio vaccine in the 1950s, died in his home on April 27 at the age of 96. Dr. Youngner, like many scientists, pursued a passion to help people via his love of the scientific method. His own experiences as a child … Continue reading Last surviving member of Pittsburgh polio vaccine team dies at 96
Monkeys, Robots and the University of Pittsburgh – New hope for paralysis victims?
The day after Tom Holder spoke at the University of Pittsburgh about the importance of animal research, more news is coming from this academic institution. Every 45 seconds someone in the US gets a stroke, many are left paralyzed, furthermore 14,000 people every year suffer spinal cord injuries which may also result in paralysis. There … Continue reading Monkeys, Robots and the University of Pittsburgh – New hope for paralysis victims?
SR in Pittsburgh
A diverse audience of approximately fifty researchers, animal care technicians and medical students, both undergraduates and postgraduates, attended the Speaking of Research presentation at Pittsburgh University. From "Science for the Non-scientist, a lesson in getting your message across" (summarized in our YouTube video), to "Pro-Test: the UK experience of the animal rights issue", and finally … Continue reading SR in Pittsburgh
SR in Pittsburgh – May 27th
On Tuesday, May 27th 2008, Speaking of Research founder, Tom Holder, will be speaking at Pittsburgh University (Note to self: Pittsburgh does not rhyme with Edinburgh). The presentation will take place at: S100a, Biomedical Science Tower (map). The order of the day is: 4:00 – 4:30 pm Introductions 4:30 – 5:30 pm Seminar 5:30 – … Continue reading SR in Pittsburgh – May 27th