We Need You – Debunk AR myths

We've been a little slower on our postings lately - a busy time for most of our regular contributors. So we're calling for help on one of our latest projects. We aim to expand our "Bad Science" section by scientifically challenging some of the false "facts" produced by animal rights groups. Many of these myths … Continue reading We Need You – Debunk AR myths

Pro-Test for Science – Thursday April 8th 2010 – Stand up for Science

Pro-Test for Science will march in support of lifesaving medical research at UCLA and beyond. The rally will start 11:30am Thursday April 8th 2010 at the corner of Westwood Blvd. and Le Conte Ave. at the UCLA campus.

ScienceBlogs fight for Research

In the run up to a Panel Discussion on animal testing, animal rights extremists threatened to harass a researcher's children at school, provoking widespread outrage by scientific bloggers across the world.

Animal Research Cures – There’s even a Website

The American Physiological Society (APS) has developed a new website to help explain the important role animal research plays in modern medicine - http://www.animalresearchcures.org . APS has been at the forefront of biomedical research advocacy, with a clear position statement on the importance of animal research and educational material on their website, as well as … Continue reading Animal Research Cures – There’s even a Website

Pompe disease – a starring role for animal research

The new Harrison Ford film, Extraordinary Measures, hitting US cinemas from 22 January, is a fictionalised account of the development of a treatment for Pompe disease, a rare genetic disorder. Pompe disease (glycogen storage disease type 2, acid maltase deficiency) is an enzyme deficiency with devastating effects – progressive muscle weakness and, in the severe … Continue reading Pompe disease – a starring role for animal research

Who’s Afraid to Talk about Animal Research?

The first post in a series that highlights different approaches to science outreach and education, particularly those focused on research with nonhuman animals.