It can be a challenge for researchers to connect with the public about why the work they do with animals is important. It can be especially difficult to get the public to understand how humans can benefit from research with seemingly disparate species. Dr. Rebecca Calisi Rodríguez, professor of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior at UC … Continue reading Winning at Science Communication: Bird brains, not bird-brained!
There are many misconceptions about animal research and the welfare standards that exist in labs. Old footage and pictures, or imagery from countries with lower standards of welfare, are spread across the internet, but unless people see a lab for themselves it is hard to dissuade them of these preconceptions. The best way to show people … Continue reading Cameras in the lab: Animal research visualised
This excellent 3 minute video, produced by Understanding Animal Research, shows how the use of genetically modified animals can benefit modern medicine - in this instance, to create a method of screening for certain bacteria. We look forward to more videos from UAR. p.s. please give the video a "thumbs up" so that it can … Continue reading Why do we use Genetically Modified animals?
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
Can you follow the structural growth and metabolic activity of a developing tumor? Such an advance would allow one to track how patients are responding to their therapies right away instead of having to wait weeks. The video shows new research in the field of molecular imaging and yet another example of how the … Continue reading Mice Help Develop Molecular Imaging of Tumors
A cutting edge procedure performed by Dr. Noel Fitzpatrick (star of the BBC’s new show The Bionic Vet) provided Oscar a new way to walk around, which means that he will not need to be euthanized. This video caught my attention and still is exciting to watch. I decided to look into the story behind … Continue reading Now the Oscar for Best Biomedical Research
Committee member, Gene Rukavina, has produced a video of the Pro-Test for Science 2010 rally, which attracted hundreds of people in defence of lifesaving medical research on April 8th 2010. We encourage others around the US to follow Pro-Test for Science's lead, and to actively get the message out to the general public - animal … Continue reading April 2010 Rally – The Video!