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Openness Improves Public Perception of Animal Research – Speaking of Research

March 9and2022Chris Petkov Much of the public supports vital animal research conducted in the most humane way possible. Yet animal rights activists, seeking to end all animal research, regardless of its societal value, continue to propagate the perception that animal research is cruel, unnecessary, hidden, and unsupported by the public or government. The truth is […]

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Interesting public cases versus academic freedom cases related to animal research

From Sullivan v. Univ. from washingtondecided yesterday by Judge Richard Jones (WD Wash.): The University of Washington’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (“IACUC”) oversees animal research conducted at the university. The committee “approves and monitors all proposed projects that include vertebrates or cephalopods” to “ensure[e] that animals receive the care, treatment and respect they […]

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What type of animal research takes place in San Antonio? KSAT explains

SAN ANTONIO – About 400 acres are dedicated to science on the campus of the Texas Biomedical Research Institute on the West Side. The Southwest National Primate Research Center, part of the Texas Biomed campus, is home to the largest colony of captive baboons in the world. Not something you might think of when you’re […]

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La Trobe Animal Research and Education Center, Animal Technician position with LA TROBE UNIVERSITY

Salary level: HEO4 professional Site: Melbourne (Bundoora) Vary: 0-70 hours per fortnight depending on operational needs and availability of casual staff member The role: As an essential service supporting research at La Trobe University, the La Trobe Animal Research and Education Center (LARTF) provides facilities, equipment, technical services and professional expertise to facilitate the diversity […]

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Prohibitions and borders: the Swiss referendum on animal research – Parlons Recherche

February 11thand 2022Jeremy D. Bailoo, Allyson J. Bennett, Amanda Dettmer, Justin Varholick, and Sangy Panicker Switzerland is, for the fourth time, about to vote on a ban on animal testing. The previous three votes reflected a majority opposed to the initiative: 1985 (70% against), 1992 (56% against) and 1993 (72% against). The Swiss are able […]

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Animal research advocate offers ‘reality check’ on monkey truck crash (Your Letters)

For the editor: In response to the story “Pa. Monkey truck crash spawns conspiracy theories after woman at scene falls ill” (January 26, 2022): The January 21, 2022 truck accident in Pennsylvania, which unfortunately resulted in the deaths of three research monkeys, understandably received widespread media attention. Nor is it surprising that those who oppose […]

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Animal Research Benefits Society — Denise Beckfield | Letters to the Editor

I would like to weigh in on the enormous value of animal research, which has been ignored by the proposal to ban facilities in Madison that breed animals for research. Thanks to animal research, we have vaccines against poliomyelitis, diphtheria, smallpox, tetanus and measles, which have saved countless lives and immense suffering. Most readers were […]

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How does animal research work in New Zealand?

University of Otago/Fourni An example of the cage system used by universities, in which all cages are individually ventilated. Animal research is an issue shrouded in controversy – in New Zealand the use of animals in research, testing or teaching is covered by strict controls covered by the Animal Welfare Act 1999. But are the […]

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UBC releases 2020 animal research statistics

University News Dec 9 2021 | for more information, contact Matthieu ramsey UBC’s summary of the animals involved in research at the university in 2020 is now available. This is the eleventh consecutive year that the university has published the data. UBC is one of the few Canadian universities to publish animal research statistics annually. […]

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About animal research – Politics.co.uk

Animal research is largely unrecognized and myths abound, but detailed information is publicly available. In the UK cosmetics cannot be tested on animals and animals cannot be used for any research if an alternative can be used instead. Animals are used in many ways in the laboratory alongside non-animal tools such as computer programs, human […]

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Animal Research Produces New Valley Fever Vaccine For Dogs – Speaking of Research

November 17e 2021 Allyson J. Bennett & Jeremy D. Bailoo Imagine that your pet dog has contracted an infection which caused him fatigue, fever, joint pain and muscle pain. And then imagine that a vaccine was available to make sure that your pet – or your children, your parents, members of your community, even yourself […]

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Animal research in Switzerland in 2020 – let’s talk about research

November 12, 2021 We have translated the statistics of animal research carried out in Switzerland in 2020 and these data are summarized below. Overall there was 556,107 animals used for research and animal experimentation in Switzerland in 2020 – a decrease of 2.8% compared to 2019. Click to enlarge The collection of statistical data on […]

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Fauci must be held accountable for animal research practices

Representative Greg Steube Long before Anthony Fauci, the president’s chief medical adviser, was obsessed with caging Americans in their homes – in the name of “science” – he ordered the National Institutes of Health to cage thousands beagles in laboratories for cruel and unethical medical experiments. . According to the Beagle Freedom Project, beagles are […]

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NASA selects space biology research projects that will allow organisms to thrive in deep space

NASA selects space biology research projects that will allow organisms to thrive in deep space Status report of: NASA Physical and Space Life Sciences Posted: Saturday October 30th, 2021 NASA announces 10 grants or cooperative agreements for exciting new research in space biology that will enable NASA to better understand how living systems respond, acclimate […]

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AAMC joins comments clarifying animal research reporting requirements

The AAMC joined the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) and the National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR) in comments submitted Oct. 28 to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on ways to clarify reporting requirements in the care and use of animals in medical research. The three associations responded specifically to a notice of July […]

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Animal research | VA Health Care Pittsburgh

Find out how to prepare your research safety review submission to meet our requirements for working with animal subjects. Accreditation VAPHS is committed to conducting safe and ethical animal research. Our program is fully accredited by The Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC). In accordance with the Public Health […]

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WaPo acknowledges animal research in report of new drug treatment for COVID – Speaking of Research

October 1, 2021 Here at Speaking of Research, we’ve continually called on the media to shamelessly recognize when medical developments have relied on animal research. The public has the need and the right to understand and appreciate the all process of biomedical advancement from idea to treatment. We applaud The Washington Post, and in particular […]

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Lasker Awards 2021 highlight invaluable role of animal research – Speaking of research

September 29e 2021 the Lasker Prize are among the most prestigious medical awards in the United States Awarded annually, these awards given by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation be used for “shine the spotlight on fundamental biological discoveries and clinical advances that improve human health, and draw attention to the importance of public support […]

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Benefits of portable EEG acquisition devices for animal research

An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test used to detect any abnormalities that may be present in the brain waves of a test subject, a term used to describe the electrical activity present in the brain. Typically, an EEG involves the use of small metal electrodes attached directly to the scalp of the subject being tested. […]

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The Important Role of Animal Research in Developing a COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine – Speaking of Research

September 2, 2021 Speaking of Research commends the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for issuing a statement of which our readers are keenly aware: Basic and applied animal research has played a vital role in our response to the pandemic. Statements like those of trusted experts are integral to the fact that those […]

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Animal research in Switzerland in 2019 – let’s talk about research

August 24, 2021 We have translated the statistics of animal research carried out in Switzerland in 2019 and these data are summarized below. Overall there was 572,069 animals used for research and animal experimentation in Switzerland in 2019 – a decrease of 2.4% compared to 2018. According to the Federal Veterinary Office, the BLV, this […]

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Scientific organizations pledge to be open in animal research and education in New Zealand

Tuesday July 27, 2021, 3:20 p.m.Press release: ANZCCART 21 universities, institutes of technology, nonprofits, crown research institutes, government organizations, coordinating bodies, research funding bodies, and learned societies are committed to communicating openly about the use of animals. New Zealand will be the first country outside of Europe to sign an opening-up agreement on animal research, […]

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New commitment for more transparency on animal research

Scientists have pledged to be more open about how they use animals in research and education, in a just-announced deal, the first of its kind outside of Europe. Photo / 123RF Scientists have pledged to be more open about how they use animals in research and education, in a just-announced deal, the first of its […]

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UNL Chancellor visits the US Meat Animal Research Center | News

CLOSE CENTER OF CLAY – Ronnie Green can still imagine what Clay Center looked like years ago. Driving into town on Wednesday after turning off US Highway 6, Green, now chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, felt back in his element. “I know those buildings and I know those people,” Green said with a smile. […]

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How COVID-19 demonstrated animal research on vaccines isn’t necessary

As an ethical vegan, I often research products before buying them to make sure they don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients and haven’t been tested on animals. But what about COVID-19 vaccines? Vaccines made by AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna do not contain any ingredients of animal origin. It is possible that future COVID-19 […]

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AnimalBiome Presents Best Practices for Designing Microbiome Studies in Animal Research

The rapid evolution of the field of research has sparked the interest of companies and researchers, many of whom hope to implement it. Despite the growing demand for clinical and dietary trials in companion animals to include microbiome investigations, best practices for doing so in veterinary medicine are lacking in the scientific literature. In a […]

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Update on AIDS and Zika Vaccines – Speaking of Research

April 19, 2021Professor Christopher Petkov While we have focused on updates on Covid-19 vaccines and their reliance on research with non-human animals, including primates (as an example, see here), two more Developments focused on treatments for AIDS and Zika fever have caught our attention. These fall under the theme #MPAR, made possible by animal research. […]

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Opening of an animal research center at JNU

The laboratory will be beneficial in collaborative research projects at JNU Read the article A new “state-of-the-art” animal research facility was inaugurated on Tuesday at Jawaharlal Nehru University. According to a statement from the university, the facility is supported by the National Installation Project of the Drug and Pharmaceuticals Research Program (DPRP), Department of Science […]

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Opening of an animal research center at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

JNU’s new research facility is supported by the National Facility project of the Drugs and Pharmaceutical Research Program (DPRP) New Delhi: A new “state-of-the-art” animal research facility was inaugurated at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Tuesday. According to a statement from the university, the facility is supported by the National Facility Project of the Drugs […]

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Opening of animal research center at Jawaharlal Nehru University

A new “state-of-the-art” animal research facility was inaugurated at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Tuesday. According to a statement from the university, the facility is supported by the National Facility Project of the Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Research Program (DPRP), Department of Science and Technology. “This facility was developed by M/s Labinnovision to meet the demands […]

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Community Bulletin: Theory of Mind, Using Historical Control Data for Animal Research | Spectrum

Illustration by Laurène Boglio Hello and welcome to this week’s community newsletter! I am your host, Chelsey B. Coombs, Spectrumengagement editor. This week we start with a thread of Kevin Tan, a graduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles, and researcher of the pre-print study published on Research Square, titled “Human electrocorticography reveals […]

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Opponents of animal research should refuse medical treatment – Speaking of Research

February 19, 2021 We are in the midst of a global pandemic, with 105.4 million cases and 2.3 million deaths since the start of the pandemic. Fortunately, thanks to decades of animal research on coronaviruses, various candidate vaccines have been accelerated and their safety and efficacy profiles evaluated in animals and humans. As a result, […]

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Animal research during a pandemic: a new podcast episode goes live | Imperial News

What is it like to work in animal research in these unprecedented times? A new series of podcasts explore. Imperial Oil’s Animal Research Department has produced a new podcast episode featuring researchers sharing their experiences during the pandemic and how it affected their daily work. The latest episode of the new Imperial podcast series Animal […]

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Comment: Thanks to animal research for COVID-19 vaccines | Columnists

MATTHEW R. BAILEY The race to vaccinate the country is on. People are starting to receive the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Moderna. It is the second vaccine to receive emergency use authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration, after that of Pfizer and BioNTech. Creating a coronavirus vaccine in less than a year is […]

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Animal researchers share insights in new podcast series | Imperial News

A new Imperial podcast features people working in animal units sharing insights into the highlights and challenges of working during the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everyone’s lives and priorities. Speaking of the year of the pandemic, most people would most likely remember the vital work done by doctors and researchers to fight the […]

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Animal research continues at Cleveland VA Medical Center

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be out of date. Please look at the history’s timestamp to see when it was last updated. CLEVELAND (WJW) – Controversial animal testing remains in the spotlight at Cleveland VA Medical Center, this time apparently on cats. “I feel good”: local veterans volunteers […]

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University vet discusses animal research at BYU

BYU is home to reptiles, mice, rats, chickens, pigeons, and plenty of fish – and vet Sandy Garrett is responsible for making sure they’re all taken care of. Almost all of BYU’s animals are used for research, with the exception of the reptiles in the Monte L. Bean Museum’s Live Animal Show. Each animal is […]

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Woods Learning Center students present animal research projects [PHOTOS]

NCSD via Facebook CASPER, Wyo. – The Natrona County School District shared an article from the Woods Learning Center on Facebook about student presentations on animal research on Wednesday, May 15. “Students at the Woods Learning Center recently put their exceptional public speaking skills to use by presenting their animal research projects to an audience […]

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Animal research offers a remarkable return on investment

According to a recent Pew Research Center surveyAmericans are strongly divided on the use of animals in health research. At a time when there is no shortage of topics where an almost equal number of Americans hold opposing views, this news probably comes as no surprise. Nonetheless, the divided opinions on this particular issue should […]

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is it a necessary evil?

Every year millions of animals are used in scientific research across the UK. Statistics suggest that nearly four million scientific procedures were performed on animals in 2016 alone. The majority of these involved mice (73%), followed by fish (14%), rats (6% ) and birds (4%). The remaining proportion was made up of other species including […]

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How to Explain Animal Research on Your Institution’s Website – Let’s Talk Research

Exactly three years ago, Speaking of Research published a page listing one hundred statements on animal research from research institutions, universities, medical research charities, pharmaceutical companies, scientific societies, and more. . After a year of developing this list, we have introduced a rating system that allows organizations to know the quality of their declaration. We […]

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Love your dog, support animal research

Photo: iStock/Getty Images Dog owners will soon be able to add years to the life of their pets, thanks to an experimental anti-aging pill. In tests with mice, the drug, rapamycin, has been shown to extend lifespan by up to 60%. Now scientists at the University of Washington’s Dog Aging Project are studying whether it […]

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UK Animal Research Regulations – Speaking of Research

OverviewStoryLicensesAdditional checksOther relevant regulations Overview of animal research regulations in the UK The UK has some of the strictest animal research regulations in the world, guided by the Animals Act 1986 (Scientific Procedures) (A SPA). Research on great apes (orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos) was banned in 1986 and animal testing for cosmetics or their […]