Posts

April 25, 2015

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5:04 PM | Inclusion is the Core of My “Radical” Feminist Agenda
I’m tall, I’m a natural blonde, and I have green eyes. I’m also anywhere from “pleasantly plump” to “obese whale” depending on your scale of things, and I’m invisibly disabled. Needless to say, I receive a lot of comments about … Continue reading →

April 24, 2015

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12:00 PM | Animal Research and the 2015 UK General Election
On May 7th 2015 the British voters will flood to the polls to determine the next Government (which for the second time in a row is likely to be a coalition). The political landscape has changed a lot since the … Continue reading →
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11:15 AM | Captured on film: animal research at Cambridge and Imperial College
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10:01 AM | World Day for Animals in Laboratories
140 years of animal welfare improvements
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9:06 AM | This week in animal research 240415
Ebola, asthma and cancer all feature this week

April 23, 2015

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4:43 PM | CRISPR and the Amoral Othering of Chinese Researchers
I’ve been under a rock for the last week or so, first at a conference in San Diego, and then fighting off a nasty combination of strep throat, laryngitis, and double ear infections. (So when I say “under a rock,” … Continue reading →

April 22, 2015

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5:13 PM | Congress Should Declare Mice Are Animals -- Now!
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.

April 20, 2015

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12:00 PM | World Week to Speak Up About Animal Research
Each April a group of people committed to ending all use of animals for any purpose, including medical and scientific research, orchestrate events for a week they designate World Week for Animals in Laboratories (WWAIL). Among the primary objectives of … Continue reading →

April 17, 2015

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9:45 AM | The week in animal research 17/04/2015
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April 15, 2015

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1:36 PM | Green animal research policy – scientifically illiterate, unethical and doomed to fail
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12:00 PM | En Passage, an Approach to the Use and Provenance of Immortalized Cell Lines
This guest post is by Lisa Krugner-Higby, DVM, PhD.  Dr. Krugner-Higby is a scientist and also a research veterinarian within the Research Animal Resource Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Krugner-Higby’s research is in development of extended-release formulations of … Continue reading →

April 14, 2015

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11:58 AM | Animal research in the 2015 General Election
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April 13, 2015

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9:01 AM | Sixty years of the polio 'miracle' vaccine
In 1955 the Salk polio vaccine was licensed in the US. Polio cases have dropped from 450,000 then to 450 now.

April 10, 2015

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10:12 AM | This week in animal research 100415
Gibbons speak, mice model baldness, and more

April 08, 2015

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3:34 PM | Interview with a Primate Researcher
In the last few months, Italian animal rights activists have conducted a campaign against animal research, in particular against primate research. This is despite the important role that primates have played in breakthroughs in stem cell research and neuroprosthetics, among … Continue reading →
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10:44 AM | Mouse cage enrichment
A new video shows experiments in cage enrichment.

April 05, 2015

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9:05 PM | One Year
One year ago, I married my very favourite person on this planet-and one of the best people I’ve ever met. It’s been a hell of a year, but I wouldn’t change it for anything. Happy anniversary, mine Australian.

March 30, 2015

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2:19 PM | Animal Justice Project: Same nonsense, different name
When I first took up my job explaining animal science to the public, I thought I would spend much of my time talking about ethics. I was looking forward to it – my academic specialisms within were rights and ethics … Continue reading →

March 27, 2015

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11:00 AM | Pioneering non-beating heart transplant success – thanks to animal research!
Yesterday a team led by Consultant Surgeon Stephen Large at Papworth Hospital near Cambridge in the UK announced the successful transplant of a non-beating donor heart to heart failure patient Huseyin Ulucan, the first time such an operation has been … Continue reading →
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8:09 AM | This week in animal research 260315
A gorgeous squid adorns our postcard this week

March 26, 2015

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4:23 PM | Working to reduce the use of animals in scientific research
Report on progress in meeting government animal research objectives
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