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How a 6-Pound Cat Helped Entire Herds of 6-Ton Elephants

How a 6-Pound Cat Helped Entire Herds of 6-Ton Elephants

Maggie started life as a purpose bred laboratory cat. This means that, if animal research wasn’t around, she wouldn’t be either. Her travels started in 1997 at the University of Georgia where she was placed on a study that could help save the elephants at Kruger National Park in Africa

In Memoriam: Travis Roy

In Memoriam: Travis Roy

The world lost a champion for animal research on Oct. 29. Retired ice hockey player Travis Roy passed away from complications of surgery. Roy was just a few seconds into his first game as a freshman forward for the Boston University Terriers in October 1995 when he...

Conquering Coronavirus Includes Animal Research (Infographic)

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, animal models are part of every drug and vaccine being developed. Animal rights groups are touting vaccines in development such as Moderna’s mRNA-1273 vaccine because they claim these types of vaccines bypassed animal testing....

IVF and Other Fertility Treatments Born from Animal Research

IVF and Other Fertility Treatments Born from Animal Research

Actor and comedian Amy Schumer has always been known for her honest and raw humor which she also carries into her personal life. Recently, Schumer opened up on social media about her current struggle with infertility and her hopes of having a second child. She posted...

Animal Research STILL Helps Animals, Too!

Animal Research STILL Helps Animals, Too!

– By Nelia Dashiell and Eva Maciejewski Recently, the FBR team did some research and discovered a recurring theme in our most popular blog posts over the years, including “How Animal Research Helps Pets,” “Three Major Pet Medications Developed with Animal Testing,”...

The First FDA-Approved Ebola Vaccine: Another Animal Research Victory

The First FDA-Approved Ebola Vaccine: Another Animal Research Victory

On Thursday, December 19, 2019, the FDA announced the approval of Ervebo, the first FDA-approved vaccine for the prevention of the Ebola virus disease. The new vaccine protects against the Zaire species of Ebola virus, which is responsible for more than 11,000 deaths...

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