FBR SmartBrief is a weekly curated snapshot of the latest biomedical research news from established publications and outlets such as The New York Times, Scientific American, BBC, and other leading sources. Written by expert editors to keep you informed and prepared, relevant news is delivered directly to subscribers mailbox each Wednesday. The top story title represents each full issue on the list below. To subscribe, click here.

July - December 2018

December 26, 2018   Animal research helps scientists unlock secrets of devastating diseases
December 19, 2018   Researchers working with monkeys get closer to effective HIV vaccine
December 12, 2018   DOT considers comments on air transport of lab animals
December 5, 2018   Commentary: Imagine where we would be without animal research
November 28, 2018   Airlines, DOT must do the right thing and support lifesaving research
November 21, 2018   Non-human primates are irreplaceable in stem cell research
November 14, 2018   VA to continue research involving dogs
November 7, 2018   Protein derived from llama antibodies protects mice against influenza A, B
October 31, 2018   Scientists: NHP research is essential to neuroscience
October 24, 2018   Airlines must not cave to extremists on animal transport
October 17, 2018   Feds should enforce anti-discrimination laws on research animal air travel
October 10, 2018   Why airlines shouldn’t succumb to animal rights noise
October 3, 2018   Animal research leads to Nobel Prize and new class of cancer drugs
September 26, 2018   Support for animal research is support for animal, human lives
September 19, 2018   FBR stands behind UC researchers facing accusations
September 12, 2018   Primate Research Center serves as hub for advancing medicine
September 5, 2018   Research on stress improves understanding of human, animal disorders
August 29, 2018   Bailey: Failed amendment would have endangered some retired research chimps
August 22, 2018   FBR president: Impeding animal research will harm animals
August 15, 2018   Study explores primate brain areas linked to speech
August 8, 2018   FBR, NABR warn of slippery slope to research ban
August 1, 2018   Animal researchers come through in animals’ times of need
July 25, 2018   Interspecies studies help researchers understand cancer
July 18, 2018   NIH renews support of disease research at Tulane primate center
July 11, 2018   Commentary: Knowledge gained through animal research protects children
July 3, 2018   Stem cell grafts appear to help macaques heal from heart attacks


June 27, 2018   Animal researchers debate transparency
June 20, 2018   Nobel winners lead call for openness in animal research
June 13, 2018   Why pet lovers should support animal research
June 6, 2018   Reliable funding for biomedical research pays off
May 30, 2018   Experimental Ebola treatments to be tried in DRC
May 23, 2018   Researchers watch as Ebola vaccine is put to the test
May 16, 2018   Immunosuppressant might extend healthy lifespans of dogs, people
May 9, 2018   Immunotherapy being tested on human, canine brain cancer
May 2, 2018   Pharmacology expert explains how animal research benefits patients
April 25, 2018   Canine, human gut microbiomes are similar, researchers say
April 18, 2018   Modified antibodies can protect monkeys from S-HIV for 20 weeks
April 11, 2018   Transparency can boost public opinion of animal research
April 4, 2018   Independent, diverse oversight body can ensure ethical animal research
March 28, 2018   Northern white rhino’s genetic material saved for future
March 21, 2018   Experimental stem cell therapy improves dogs’ mobility
March 14, 2018   Hawking was a supporter of animal research
March 7, 2018   NIH leaders say animals are essential to brain research
February 28, 2018   Multilab research could improve reproducibility, reduce need for animals
February 21, 2018   Conference explores public support, transparency in animal research
February 14, 2018   Nonhuman primates remain vital to biomedical research
February 7, 2018   Stats begin to emerge from golden retriever cancer study
January 31, 2018   Monkey study may explain Zika birth defect link
January 24, 2018   Scientists announce birth of world’s first monkey clones
January 17, 2018   Dogs have become important partners in cancer research
January 10, 2018   Clinical trial to test cancer vaccine in pet dogs
January 3, 2018   Ending animal research would hurt animals, not protect them

July - December 2017

December 27, 2017   3D-printed scaffold mends bones in rabbit study.
December 20, 2017   Veterinarians fetch samples from golden retrievers for long-term study
December 13, 2017   Canine clinical trial of brain cancer drug to start soon
December 6, 2017   Animal research benefits animals
November 29, 2017   Scientists track brain activity as amputee monkeys control robotic arm
November 22, 2017   Researcher embraces outreach after being targeted by activists
November 15, 2017   Organoid studies in rodents open promising new lines of brain research
November 8, 2017   Why animal health is important to all of us
November 1, 2017   Campaign highlights the many ways animal research helps animals
October 25, 2017   Coalition calls for unified standards for lab animal oversight
October 18, 2017  Lasker Foundation intensifies advocacy for biomedical research funding
October 11, 2017   Veterinarians: Research on animals helps animals
October 4, 2017   Growing number of clinical trial participants have four legs and a tail
September 27, 2017   Addiction research could improve countless lives
September 27, 2017   Addiction research could improve countless lives
September 20, 2017   Animal lovers should support animal research
September 13, 2017   VA secretary: Canine research program saves veterans’ and civilians’ lives
September 6, 2017   Stem-cell treatment in monkeys with Parkinson’s shows promise
August 30, 2017   Bulldog pups doing well after novel treatment for spina bifida
August 23, 2017   Why biomedical research is key to addressing the opioid crisis
August 16, 2017   Biomedical research is vital to tackling public health challenges
August 9, 2017   Animal research transforms the lives of injured veterans
August 2, 2016   Elderly chimp brains exhibit Alzheimer’s signs
July 26, 2017   Lifesaving medical breakthroughs still depend on animal models
July 19, 2017   Animal research yields life-saving breakthroughs
July 12, 2017   Mouse study suggests malaria drug may provide Zika protection in pregnancy
July 5, 2017   Should we vaccinate people against Lyme like we do dogs?

January - June 2017

June 28, 2017   Animal research: The foundation of public health studies and interventions
June 21, 2017   Studying diseases in dogs could lead to faster cures for them and us
June 14, 2017   Vaccine blocks heroin high in non-human primates
June 7, 2017   Research highlights link between men’s, offspring’s health
May 31, 2017   Animal research relieves pain and suffering for humans, animals
May 24, 2017   What feline hyperthyroidism means for human health
May 17, 2017   Dogs fascinate researchers worldwide
May 10, 2017   Research team successfully edits rhesus monkey embryos
May 3, 2017   Researchers use CRISPR to block HIV replication in live animals
April 26, 2017   Artificial womb succeeds in lamb study
April 19, 2017   The public needs to know the truth about animals in biomedical research
April 12, 2017   Human monoclonal antibody cures Marburg, Ravn infections in monkeys
April 5, 2017   Pandemic risk has never been higher, experts warn
March 29, 2017   Trump requests immediate cuts to science, health spending
March 22, 2017   Proposed NIH cuts would gut groundbreaking research, scientists say
March 15, 2017   Limits on vaccine tests in non-human primates threaten great apes’ survival
March 8, 2017   Cryopreservation method could expand access to organ transplants
March 1, 2017  Canine studies might lead to better Alzheimer’s disease therapies
February 22, 2017   End of NIH chimpanzee research may imperil great apes
February 15, 2017   Studies find Zika in wild monkeys but not domesticated animals
February 8, 2017   22 comparative oncology trials target cancer in dogs and humans
February 1, 2017   Researchers develop new canine influenza vaccines
January 25, 2017   Study could improve cat, human health
January 18, 2017   Animal tissue database designed to facilitate sharing
January 11, 2017   Plague vaccines show promise in preclinical studies
January 4, 2017    CDC head: Much still needs to be done in the battle against Zika

July - December 2016

December 28, 2016   Ebola vaccine appears 100% effective in humans after success in monkeys
December 21, 2016   Experimental vaccine cures melanoma in mice
December 14, 2016   Mouse studies expand understanding of human speech disorders
December 7, 2016   Animal studies may lead to functional HIV cure
November 30, 2016   Comparative oncology offers promise for animals and people
November 23, 2016   New mouse model might improve Zika virus research
November 16, 2016   Paralyzed monkeys regain leg movement with brain implant
November 9, 2016   How animal research helps us all
November 2, 2016   Zika virus linked to reduced testosterone, sperm count in mice
October 26, 2016   Criticism of primate research often relies on false premises
October 19, 2016   Why non-human primates are crucial to brain research
October 12, 2016   Radiation on deep-space mission might damage astronauts’ brains
October 5, 2016   Health officials reveal plan to combat Zika with new funding
September 28, 2016   Research in nonhuman primates is critical to medical progress
September 21, 2016   Animal studies prioritize ethics, human health
September 14, 2016   Scientists laud life-saving benefits of primate research
September 7, 2016   Zika virus detected in tears of infected mice
August 31, 2016   Researchers zero in on a Zika vaccine with animal testing successes
August 24, 2016   Why animal research remains essential to medical advances
August 17, 2016   Optogenetics research shows brain’s plasticity
August 10, 2016   3 experimental vaccines protect monkeys against Zika
August 3, 2016   2 companies launch Phase I trials of Zika vaccine candidates
July 27, 2016   Scientists explore new model organisms
July 20, 2016   Animal lab fast-tracking Zika research with data sharing
July 13, 2016   Researchers see promise in treatment for blind mice
July 6, 2016   Dolly’s legacy: Cloning debate, stem cell advances

January - June 2016

June 29, 2016   Scientists use animal research to put Zika virus puzzle pieces together
June 22, 2016   Labs prepare for human testing in push for Zika vaccine
June 15, 2016   Powerful gene editing tool raises hopes, concerns
June 8, 2016   Scientists close in on universal cancer vaccine
June 1, 2016   Study stokes conversation about cell phone safety
May 25, 2016   Researchers excise HIV DNA from animal tissue
May 18, 2016   Animal research is critical to developing a Zika vaccine
May 11, 2016   How pets are helping advance cancer care
May 4, 2016   Antibody injections prevent HIV infection in animal model
April 27, 2016   Labs working to close the research animal gender gap
April 20, 2016   Cooler lab temps alter mouse biology, might skew research findings
April 13, 2016   Bacteria dominate newly drawn tree of life
April 6, 2016   Proactive research is the best defense against emerging diseases 
March 30, 2016   Animal models key to understanding, fighting Zika virus 
March 23, 2016   Early treatment of HIV-infected newborns may clear infection, animal study finds 
March 16, 2016   New method may reduce heart transplant rejection 
March 9, 2016   Researchers turn to animal models to make sense of Zika virus
March 2, 2016   How biomedical researchers’ innovations save lives 
February 24, 2016   Antibody study raises hopes for Ebola vaccine
February 17, 2016   NIH requires animal trials to include females
February 10, 2016   Scientists chase clearer link between Zika virus and birth defects
February 3, 2016   Scientists target mosquitoes to fight Zika virus
January 27, 2016   Scientists mobilize to fight Zika virus
January 20, 2016   Antibodies to Ebola show promise in animal testing
January 13, 2016   Without adequate preclinical studies, many Ebola treatments fail
January 6, 2016   Study shows promise for treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy 

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