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 […]

FBR SmartBrief Is Here

FBR SmartBrief Is Here

FBR has partnered with SmartBrief to bring you a new weekly publication; FBR SmartBrief. FBR SmartBrief is a news digest covering topics of interest in animal research, animal health and the biomedical world. In response to your feedback, SmartBrief is delivered weekly on Wednesdays and replaces the daily Total E-Clips. Subscribers to E-Clips should have […]

Whole Cranberry Compound Shown to Reduce Colon Cancer in Mice

Whole Cranberry Compound Shown to Reduce Colon Cancer in Mice

In a new study in the fight against colon cancer, cranberry compounds are proving effective in reducing tumors in mice. Researchers fed four groups of mice with tumors whole cranberry powder, cranberry polyphenol extract, non polyphenol compound extract, or regular chow. After 20 weeks, the mice fed the whole cranberry powder showed 50% fewer tumors […]

Sunblock Derived From Fish May Improve Your Health and the Environment

Sunblock Derived From Fish May Improve Your Health and the Environment

In the fight against skin cancer, scientists are looking to fish that dwell in sun-drenched areas of the world for answers. Fish that naturally produce compounds called mycosporines use them to protect their eyes and tissues from harmful UV and UVB rays. Researchers have integrated these mycosporines in a natural polymer called chitosans made from […]

Marijuana Compound Shown to Heal Broken Bones Faster

Marijuana Compound Shown to Heal Broken Bones Faster

A non-psychotrophic compound in marijuana has been shown to speed the bone healing process in rats. Cannabinoid cannabidiol, or CBD, has been shown by scientists to not only heal the bone quicker but actually make the bone tougher and less likely to break in the future. CBD’s main mechanism is anti-inflammatory. The CBD was tested […]

Antioxidants Help Mice and Humans for Better Science and Treatments!

Antioxidants Help Mice and Humans for Better Science and Treatments!

Anyone who works in the lab animal industry knows the woes of “skin picking”, “scratch lesions”, or the technical term of idiopathic ulcerative dermatitis in mice. For those of you not in lab animal medicine, it’s basically an abnormal behavior of scratching, picking, or licking to the point of injury and notably plagues mice of […]