Who will Survive?

Who will Survive?

Are you a big fan of “Game of Thrones” (GOT)? The final season of the hit HBO series is on its last episode and most faithful watchers are on the edge of their seats to see who will FINALLY be seated on the Iron Throne. Based on a series of fantasy novels called “A Song […]

Mice in Space

Mice in Space

In 2014, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched the Rodent Research Project to study mice in space with the goal to better understand the effects of spaceflight on the human body. Using mice in space has helped researchers discover numerous things about microgravity (very weak gravity) situations. These discoveries have led to improving astronauts […]

Why Animal Research? For Tyler Trent

Why Animal Research? For Tyler Trent

In early January 2019, a 20-year-old former Purdue student and cancer survivor named Tyler Trent lost his years-long battle with osteosarcoma. Three times he faced the disease head-on fighting to the end with the determination of a champion. A devoted fan of his university’s football team, the Purdue Boilermakers, Tyler was honored with touching tributes […]

Animal Rights Groups Say the Porsolt Swim Test is Unnecessary. But is it?

Animal Rights Groups Say the Porsolt Swim Test is Unnecessary. But is it?

Image depicts a rodent swimming in a natural setting. With more than 300 million people living with depression worldwide, pressure is mounting to find treatments and drugs that will help patients. However, with limited knowledge about the underlying causes of depression and anxiety, researchers are at a disadvantage. Depression diagnoses are obtained when patients exhibit a broad […]

Would This Nobel Prize Have Been Awarded Without Mice?

Would This Nobel Prize Have Been Awarded Without Mice?

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to American immunologist Jim Allison and Japanese immunologist Tasuku Honjo “for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.” The award honors researchers for outstanding discoveries that leave a lasting impact on efforts to improve human and animal health. In an interview […]

Measles outbreak in United States and Europe: The dangerous result of science-denial

Measles outbreak in United States and Europe: The dangerous result of science-denial

The measles virus is untreatable. In about 30 percent of affected patients, many of whom are infants and children, complications can lead to blindness, as well as pneumonia and inflammation of the brain—both of which are potentially fatal. Despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […]