CNN – Researchers Standing up to Activists

"Researchers to animal-rights activists: We're not afraid" This is the sort of CNN headline we need to hear more about. The story covers the actions of two SR committee members, David Jentsch and Dario Ringach, who recently wrote a top-rated journal article in the Journal of Neuroscience. Also mentioned is Professor Jeffrey Kordower's article in … Continue reading CNN – Researchers Standing up to Activists

Unanimous support of UC Leadership to Animal Research

University of California President Mark Yudof and all UC Chancellors have signed onto the Pro-Test Petition, a statement of principles in support of scientists work with animals in biomedical research. The Petition, a joint project of Americans for Medical Progress, Pro-Test for Science and Speaking of Research, recently reached the milestone of 10,000 signatories. Among … Continue reading Unanimous support of UC Leadership to Animal Research

Scientists speak out on Journals!

Firstly, two of our committee members, David Jentsch and Dario Ringach, published pieces in the Journal for Neuroscience and Journal for Neurophysiology. Both pieces leave the research community with much to think about: We must now face the many threats to animal research in general and to neuroscience in particular. We must prove that "scientific … Continue reading Scientists speak out on Journals!

Ten Thousand Strong for Research

Over ten thousand supporters have signed their name to the Pro-Test Petition (www.raisingvoices.net), which supports the rights of scientists using animals in medical research to conduct their lifesaving research free from harassment. Among those supporting the petition are Nobel Laureates, including David Baltimore and David Hubel1, and members of the National Academy of Sciences and … Continue reading Ten Thousand Strong for Research

Raising Voices: Animal Research Advocacy and Community Engagement

Animal rights groups and extremists have raised a very loud chorus against animal research. Well-funded, media-savvy campaigns and over-the-top publicity stunts ensure that the public receives a biased and negative message about the role and value of animal studies.  As a result of decades of investment in extensive campaigning, these groups have contributed to decreasing … Continue reading Raising Voices: Animal Research Advocacy and Community Engagement

Have your Senator and Congressman signed yet?

Backing up a recent post by DrugMonkey, Speaking of Research is now urging you to write to your Member of Congress (contact my Congress Representative) and Senator (contact my Senator) to request that they sign the Pro-Test Petition. For example (Pick one of the three coloured paragraphs): Dear <insert name of your Senator/Member of Congress … Continue reading Have your Senator and Congressman signed yet?

APS members come out to support the Pro-Test Petition

Around a week ago we mentioned that the Society for Neuroscience had emailed all its members to support the Pro-Test Petition. Now the American Physiological Society (APS) has followed suit by emailing all its members. Dear APS Colleague, I join with the members of the American Physiological Society Council in urging you to add your … Continue reading APS members come out to support the Pro-Test Petition