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) […]

National HIV Testing Day: Animal Research’s Role in Treatment

National HIV Testing Day: Animal Research’s Role in Treatment

National HIV Testing Day is Wednesday, June 27 and we’re taking a look back to see all the progress that’s been made with HIV testing and treatment and the advancements yet to come. In 1984, French and American scientists discovered that a retrovirus (HIV—Human Immunodeficiency Virus) was the cause of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). […]

Four of the Biggest Health Risks Men Face and Animal Research’s Role in Treatments

Four of the Biggest Health Risks Men Face and Animal Research’s Role in Treatments

Today, the United States and other countries around the world are celebrating Father’s Day. In recognition of all the men (fathers and nonfathers alike) in our lives, we have compiled a list of the four biggest health risks for men and the many ways animal research is helping men live longer and healthier lives. Cardiovascular […]

Mousetronauts: Animals in Space

Mousetronauts: Animals in Space

A crew of intrepid white mice arrived on board the International Space Station (ISS) this week. The all-female group of twenty rodents is on an important scientific mission. They’ll be involved in rigorous physical endurance testing to better understand the ways in which muscle strength deteriorates in microgravity. This mouse research will help NASA better […]

House of Cards Spoiler Alert: Frank Underwood Lives – Thanks to Animal Research

House of Cards Spoiler Alert: Frank Underwood Lives – Thanks to Animal Research

Liver transplants got some attention recently thanks to Netflix’s House of Cards. When President Underwood needs a liver transplant quickly, his staff makes underhanded arrangements to bump him to the top of the list. It’s a compelling plot point because many people die while waiting for a donor liver. But is this portrayal of organ […]

National Doctors’ Day

National Doctors’ Day

In honor of National Doctors’ Day, FBR is paying tribute to the many doctors who work tirelessly to guide us with our preventative care, treat our everyday ailments and tend to our life-altering conditions. Doctors are heroes, pioneers and inventors. Most doctors influence the individuals they personally treat. Yet certain doctors transform global health with […]