Reproducibility – or the ability to obtain similar experimental results across replicate studies – in pre-clinical research is essential to the success of clinical trials. While this topic has garnered much attention in popular press, it is one that is sometimes not well understood and, other times, misrepresented to mean that all science is in … Continue reading Diversity may improve the reproducibility of pre-clinical animal research
We learned today from an NIH announcement about a new plan by the federal agency to relocate and transfer all of the NIH-owned chimpanzees to the federally-funded sanctuary, Chimp Haven, by 2021 or later. The announcement was quickly the subject of announcements and proclamations of victory by PETA, HSUS, and some associated with Chimp Haven. … Continue reading What is science?
Today's guest post is from Jeremy D. Bailoo, PhD, a developmental psychobiologist in the Division of Animal Welfare at the University of Bern, Switzerland. He is currently involved in research which examines the manner by which we house and care for animals and its relevance to animal welfare and how it affects experimental results. He … Continue reading Guest Post: Why science needs to improve