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 crashed into the boards and broke the fourth […]

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. However, animal rights groups don’t tell you that mRNA-1273 and other potential coronavirus vaccines […]

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,” and “How Dogs and Cats Benefit from Animal Research.” The benefits of animal […]

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 in West Africa between 2014 and 2016, and over 2,200 deaths in […]

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 […]