Cleo’s Story of Survival

Cleo’s Story of Survival

Cleo was diagnosed with a brain tumor less than a year ago and has made a remarkable recovery thanks to the support of her cat mom Ginger and advances in veterinary neurology made possible thanks to animal research

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 […]

Four of the Biggest Health Risks Men Face and Animal Research’s Role in Treatments

Four of the Biggest Health Risks Men Face and Animal Research’s Role in Treatments

Today, the United States and other countries around the world are celebrating Father’s Day. In recognition of all the men (fathers and nonfathers alike) in our lives, we have compiled a list of the four biggest health risks for men and the many ways animal research is helping men live longer and healthier lives. Cardiovascular […]

Obama’s Cancer Initiative and Animal Research

Obama’s Cancer Initiative and Animal Research

During his recent 2016 State of the Union Address, President Obama took aim at cancer. Promising to “make America the country that cures cancer once and for all,” the President tapped Vice-President Biden to lead the national effort that will focus on immunotherapy, genomics, and combination therapies to “make a decade worth of advances in […]

The Evolution of Uterine Transplants

The Evolution of Uterine Transplants

The recent announcement of the first uterine transplant (UT) to take place in the United States is the latest success in an exciting saga of medical progress. Uterine transplantation is a surgical procedure whereby a healthy uterus is transplanted into a woman whose own uterus is infertile or who was born without a uterus. FBR has compiled a […]

Organ on a Chip – A Reality Check

Organ on a Chip – A Reality Check

Breakthroughs in chip technology and how they may end animal testing has been in the news a lot lately. We’re all for anything that actually helps to eliminate animal research, but let’s take a closer look at these products. First, what is an organ on a chip? They are not computer microchips, as one would […]