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- 02/25/13--07:45: _The Science of Linking
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- 06/24/13--05:00: _Time for a change?
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- 09/26/13--07:12: _Learning From Locusts
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- 02/25/13--07:45: The Science of Linking
- 03/04/13--06:39: A Closer Look at How Animal Research Progresses from Idea to Study
- 03/11/13--09:47: Essay on Animal Testing? Look No Further
- 05/10/13--05:41: For Life on Earth – The Birth of Another Pseudoscience Organisation
- 05/14/13--07:25: Skeptical Science: Debunking Animal Rights Misinformation
- 06/05/13--05:47: Frequently Asked Questions up on Website
- 06/10/13--06:18: Charities doing animal research outreach right
- 06/24/13--05:00: Time for a change?
- 07/04/13--05:00: To engineer a new heart, first you take a pig…
- 09/18/13--07:41: As Italy prepares to rally for science, science rallies for Italy!
- 09/26/13--07:12: Learning From Locusts
- 10/04/13--08:05: Primates in Medical Research – Free Literature
- 11/01/13--09:08: More Charities Doing Animal Research Outreach Right
- 11/12/13--06:06: Animal research and diabetes: Now the truth must be told – Part 1
- 11/13/13--08:04: Animal research and diabetes: Now the truth must be told – Part 2
The growth of social media has given organisations new ways of engaging with audiences across the internet. However, a website’s core traffic is still derived from search engines, primarily Google (90% global market share). To increase traffic, a website needs … Continue reading
Unfortunately, the “how” and “why” of the research process is of much less interest, and receives far less attention, than the “what did they find?!” part of research. The latter is what you’ll see—if we’re lucky from the science outreach … Continue reading
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Students writing essays on animal research can now celebrate. Understanding Animal Research, a UK not-for-profit which explains the role of animals in medical research, has produced a fantastic set of resources aimed at helping school and university students create well-referenced … Continue reading
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Who are FLOE? There is a new British animal rights group on the scene called “For Life on Earth” or FLOE for short. Founded by Louise Owen, who has worked with both Medical Research Modernisation Committee and Seriously Ill Against … Continue reading
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Speaking of Research regularly puts its efforts into debunking the pseudoscience put about by animal rights groups. This post aims to bring together some of the more popular of those articles. Naturally, much of our debunking exists on our “Bad … Continue reading
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In anticipation of NIH announcing a closely-watched decision on the potential retirement of hundreds of federally-funded chimpanzees, Science is hosting a live chat this afternoon at 3 p.m. EDT. The chat features several well-known scientists who will discuss some key … Continue reading
We have just put a new FAQ up on the website which covers five of the most frequently asked questions we get about animal research. They are: Aren’t animals different than people? Don’t we have alternatives to animal research? Is … Continue reading
A while ago we assessed the five biggest medical research charities in the US for the strength of their position statements on animal research. None got more than 1 star our of 4. Yet good practise by charities for discussing … Continue reading
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The importance and need for civil, open dialogue about the complex set of issues involved in use of animals is among the points of agreement between members of the scientific community, the public, animal rights activists, and others. Speaking of … Continue reading
Scientists and the scientific community receive some fairly standard advice when it comes to direct response to some animal rights groups’ stunts and campaigns. What is it? Typically some variant of: Ignore it. Don’t give them free publicity, the attention … Continue reading
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This week the prestigious science journal Nature carries two fascinating reports on the progress being made in the exciting field of tissue engineering that we recommend to our readers – both are open access so you don’t need a subscription to … Continue reading
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The approval on Wednesday by the Italian Chamber of Deputies of the amendments to directive 2010/63/EU – referred to as Article 13 – was a very sad day for science in Italy (and there have been far to many of these … Continue reading
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Tomorrow scientists from all over Italy will travel to Rome to join Pro-Test Italia in a rally to save medical research in Italy. At the rally, which will be held in Rome’s via Colonna Antonina (Montecitorio), from 15.30 until 18.30, speakers from several … Continue reading
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Fifty years ago President Kennedy established the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: . . . We will look to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for a concentrated attack on the unsolved health problems … Continue reading
The following post by Richard Scrase of UAR discusses a new free e-book (also available as pdf) which Understanding Animal Research (UAR) and Moshe Bushmitz has produced. It’s well worth a download, so please share with friends. How do researchers … Continue reading
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A second federal agency charged with oversight of animal research has completed a thorough investigation of an animal rights group’s complaints about sound localization research with cats at the University of Wisconsin. Summary of the result: “there was no direct … Continue reading
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This is the simple message that Cancer Research UK (CRUK) hope to get across in their new leaflet about why they fund and conduct research on animals. The leaflet covers many important points, including why CRUK uses animal models: Its … Continue reading
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Today we will take a look at the series of discoveries and innovations that led to the development of insulin therapy for type 1 diabetes, and tomorrow we will take a closer look at some of that claims made about … Continue reading
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In yesterday’s post we described how animal research contributed to the understanding and treatment of diabetes – most importantly with the discovery of insulin. In this post we address some of the common misinformation that activists are circulating on social media … Continue reading
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As predicted, PETA’s ongoing campaign against scientific research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison continues, escalating this week with a striking advertisement on 100 Metro buses. The ad calls for an end to UW research aimed at better understanding how the … Continue reading
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