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 […]

Animal Research and Diabetes – Part 3

Animal Research and Diabetes – Part 3

This is the final installment of our three-part series on animal research and diabetes. You can find Part One here and Part Two here. In the first two parts of this series, we’ve covered Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. This week, we look at three topics in diabetes research. First, we examine how […]

How Animal Research Saved Baby Lincoln’s Life

How Animal Research Saved Baby Lincoln’s Life

Seven-month-old Lincoln Seay was in bad shape. Lincoln had been waiting since November for a heart transplant and now he was going into cardiac arrest. A donor heart had been located and was on the way, but the little boy was deteriorating rapidly. Even with the best care, Lincoln’s life was hanging in the balance. […]