In defense of “The scientific basis for the support of biomedical science”

During our panel discussion, Dr. Greek criticized a classic study that appeared in the pages of Science by Comroe and Dripps, entitled “The scientific basis for the support of biomedical science”, which set out to analyze the time sequence of discoveries that had led to major medical advances. Comroe and Dripps analyzed the top ten … Continue reading In defense of “The scientific basis for the support of biomedical science”

Score one for dialogue

A report on the Panel Debate on animal research (animal testing) at UCLA on February 2010

Bruins for Animals and Dr. Ray Greek speak against extremists’ attempt to derail dialogue

The upcoming panel discussion, Perspectives on the Science and Ethics of Animals Used in Research, at the University of California Los Angeles co-hosted by Bruins for Animals and Pro-Test for Science has drawn interest all around. The event is the result of joint efforts by the two groups working together “with the goal of opening … Continue reading Bruins for Animals and Dr. Ray Greek speak against extremists’ attempt to derail dialogue

CNN Debate on Animal Research

The opening footage for the CNN Blogger Bunch discussion “Is animal testing necessary?” on Wednesday highlighted one of the reasons for a recent increase in public attention and media coverage of the role of animals in biomedical and behavioral research. The scorched front door of a scientist’s home illustrated the kind of “direct action” advocated … Continue reading CNN Debate on Animal Research

CNN Debate

The aforementioned CNN debate can be viewed below: For Animal Research: Tom Holder - Founder of Speaking of Research P. Michael Conn - Associate Director of OHSU and author of "The Animal Research War" Against Animal Research: Peter Young - Animal Rights Activist Ray Greek - President of Americans for Medical Advancement Full report and … Continue reading CNN Debate

The Debate – CNN – Wednesday 9th November

Given the increasing media interest in the animal research issue CNN have decided to do a short web debate on Wednesday 9th November (tomorrow) . The debate starts noon EST (9am PST / 5pm GMT) and can be watched live on http://www.cnn.com/video/ - alternatively watch it afterward on CNN here. This  will hopefully put to … Continue reading The Debate – CNN – Wednesday 9th November