Last week we published an article calling on all involved in animal research to speak up for science as animal rights activists held their annual World Week for Animals in Laboratories (WWAIL), writing: This year, if your university or facility is among those that attract attention during WWAIL, we ask that you join in the conversation … Continue reading Animal research openness in action – from Cambridge to Florida
The BUAV have infiltrated several UK animal laboratories in 2013, however the video footage they have sent to newspapers has shown important scientific research done carefully and with animal welfare in mind.
A few weeks ago we mentioned the Big Animal Research Debate, a joint initiative by the International Debate Education Association (IDEA) UK, and Understanding Animal Research (UAR) to organise a series of debates on animal research in the UK, US and Ireland, many streamed live on the internet. These universities included 7 of the UK's … Continue reading Students back animal research
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common diseases of the central nervous system – the brain and spinal cord - affecting about one person in every thousand in the USA. It is an inflammatory condition, where the immune system attacks the myelin sheath that surrounds the axons of nerve cells. Myelin is a … Continue reading From the bench and the bedside; how animal research is taming Multiple Sclerosis