Introducing the Science Action Network

Speaking of Research and Understanding Animal Research (UAR) are proud to announce a new joint initiative - the Science Action Network. We aim to enable scientists to network together to provide both authority and public weight on discussions surrounding animal research. The Science Action Network Brushing your teeth – 25 minutes per week. Queuing – … Continue reading Introducing the Science Action Network

Parkinson’s Patient Meet the Marmosets

Understanding Animal Research has produced a fantastic video (below) showing Geoff Butcher, a Parkinson's patient, going to a medical research laboratory to discuss some of the latest animal research models used to treat his disease. Parkinson's affects over 120,000 people in the UK, and over 1 million people in the US, with many millions more … Continue reading Parkinson’s Patient Meet the Marmosets

Fish for Science

Back in February I wrote about the prominent  role of Zebrafish in the British Heart Foundation's Mending Broken Hearts campaign, an initiative that not only highlighted fascinating developments in regenerative medicine but also the degree to which the public attitude towards animal research has shifted in the past decade. One reason for the change in attitudes towards … Continue reading Fish for Science

Animal Research – Interview Technique

I would like to share an old news debate on animal research between Simon Festing (Chief Executive of Understanding Animal Research) and Nicky Gordon (Dr. Hadwen Trust): There is much that can be learned from Simon's interview technique. Have information on the benefits of animal research readily to hand - Simon looked ready to list … Continue reading Animal Research – Interview Technique