Zika Virus Vaccine Possible With Help of Primate Research

Zika Virus Vaccine Possible With Help of Primate Research

This Op-Ed written by FBR President Frankie Trull was featured in Newsweek on 13 May 2016. The Zika virus just got more dangerous. U.S. officials recently confirmed that the virus causes birth defects. Brazilian scientists, meanwhile, have discovered that it may also affect the brains of adults. Several patients with Zika are suffering from an […]

ANIMAL-RIGHTS GROUPS DOG CANCER RESEARCH – NY Daily News 12/26/15

ANIMAL-RIGHTS GROUPS DOG CANCER RESEARCH – NY Daily News 12/26/15

Dogs have long been recognized as man’s best friend. But a new cancer study confirms that canines offer humans a lot more than companionship. Scientists just identified new genes that may predispose humans to lymphoma, a common blood-borne cancer. They arrived at this discovery by studying naturally occurring lymphoma tumors in golden retrievers, cocker spaniels […]

WE’RE KILLING CHIMPS WITH KINDNESS

WE’RE KILLING CHIMPS WITH KINDNESS

WE’RE KILLING CHIMPS WITH KINDNESS – USATODAY, 10/28/15 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently added captive chimpanzees to its “endangered” list. The declaration erases the previous distinction between chimps living in the wild, who have long been officially endangered, and those in captivity, which were listed as “threatened.” The new designation is intended to save […]

ANIMAL RESEARCH REMAINS AT HEART OF MEDICAL PROGRESS

ANIMAL RESEARCH REMAINS AT HEART OF MEDICAL PROGRESS

ANIMAL RESEARCH REMAINS AT HEART OF MEDICAL PROGRESS – Tampa Tribune, 8/23/15 Scientists are on the cusp of potentially the greatest advance in cardiac care since the heart transplant. Federal regulators just approved a device that allows physicians to replace faulty heart valves noninvasively — without opening patients’ chests up. The procedure could save the lives […]

ANIMAL RESEARCH CRUCIAL TO CREATING AIDS TREATMENTS

ANIMAL RESEARCH CRUCIAL TO CREATING AIDS TREATMENTS

ANIMAL RESEARCH CRUCIAL TO CREATING AIDS TREATMENTS – Philly.com, 7/23/15 HIV/AIDS has transformed from a death sentence to, in many cases, a manageable chronic disease. For that transformation, we can thank animal research, the indispensable foundation of most medical and scientific studies. And yet many animal-rights advocates continue to push for prohibition of animal models […]

THREE BLIND MICE RESTORE VISION; HOPE FOR HUMANS

THREE BLIND MICE RESTORE VISION; HOPE FOR HUMANS

THREE BLIND MICE RESTORE VISION; HOPE FOR HUMANS – Chicago Sun-Times, 7/12/15 Blind mice are famous in nursery rhymes — and maybe soon, in scientific laboratories. A team of Swiss scientists recently restored sight in blind lab mice by injecting new, light-sensing cells into their eyes. They’re working to develop a cure for acquired blindness […]

Animal Research Behind Top Medications

Animal Research Behind Top Medications

FBR and NABR have worked with others in the biomedical research community to research the animal models that were studied in the development of the top 25 prescribed drugs in 2014.  This information has been compiled and posted on the NABR and FBR websites. The list is sortable by drug, usage and by animal model. This […]

MEASLES OUTBREAK CAN BE HELPED BY ANIMAL RESEARCH

MEASLES OUTBREAK CAN BE HELPED BY ANIMAL RESEARCH

MEASLES OUTBREAK CAN BE HELPED BY ANIMAL RESEARCH – Newsday (Long Island, NY), 5/31/15 Animal research is responsible for some of the most beneficial vaccines in modern history — including those for rubella, measles, and polio. And it’s our best hope for finding a way to eradicate other destructive illnesses in the years to come. […]

Animal Testing And Its Gifts To Humans

Animal Testing And Its Gifts To Humans

Animal Testing and Its Gifts to Humans Wall Street Journal, 4/24/15 By Frankie L. Trull Patients with aggressive brain tumors finally have reason for hope. Thanks to the work of scientists and physicians at Duke University, an experimental new treatment for glioblastoma multiforme, or GBM—an aggressive tumor that kills about 12,000 people in the U.S. […]