animal research

As one might expect all this attention seems to have put the primate research industry on the defensive. The lack of balance
I am reminded of the stare-down between drug companies and animal rights activists. Of this mounting conflict, you'd think the answer is simple -- that animals can and should eventually make their exit from so many labs and testing facilities. Alternatives are in the wings.
The enclosures are so small that there’s no room for rodents to stand up straight.
Bill Van Bonn, DVM, is Shedd Aquarium's vice president of animal health. With more than 25 years of clinical veterinary experience
At some point in the drive, foolishly oblivious to the very real potential risk, my right hand lazily ended up resting on
Discoveries of how genes and enzymes behave in animal models may decipher the biological mechanisms that cause, prevent, or suppress cancers in humans. Researchers seek to discover mechanisms in animal that may help control human cancer's growth, spread, and potential to kill.
Because of improvements in medical ethics over the past thirty years, we tend to think that this paternalistic attitude no longer or minimally exists. However paternalism in science is all too alive and healthy.
The rats/mice/birds exclusion intentionally obfuscates the true numbers of animal used in research. And, it lends credence to the claims of animal rights groups that research institutions have something to hide.
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced Thursday they will eliminate the iconic elephant act from the show.
Many psychologists and psychiatrists are justifiably horrified at the central role members of their own profession have played in these torture experiments. Unfortunately, our biomedical profession has a long history of experimentation on humans.
PETA is calling on the NIH to end these specific experiments immediately. In a December 22 letter to NIH Director Francis
How much closer would we be to a cure today if instead of wasting millions of dollars on failed animal experiments, the money had been used to create more effective human-based testing methods that accurately recreated the disease?
Perhaps you don't care about monkeys, but perhaps you care that Kalin's research has cost American taxpayers $5,075,798 over
My first encounter with a whale shark is something I will never forget. I was submerged in the clear blue waters of the Galapagos Islands, diving for a glimpse of these gentle giants. So he decided to take a closer
This story originally appeared in Nature News. The failure of experimental drugs that had once looked promising could have
Animal rights activists have dramatically shifted their tactics over the last decade, targeting individual researchers and
I have tried to draw attention to the general ineffectiveness of animal experiments and how they impede our chances of finding cures. I have focused on the human side of the equation. But just who are these animals abused in experimentation?
Unlike the humble mouse, primates are afforded at least some protection under the Animal Welfare Act. Unfortunately, even the most prestigious universities have shown the inability to care for their primates without extreme and deadly consequences.