How Animal Research Saved Baby Lincoln’s Life

How Animal Research Saved Baby Lincoln’s Life

Seven-month-old Lincoln Seay was in bad shape. Lincoln had been waiting since November for a heart transplant and now he was going into cardiac arrest. A donor heart had been located and was on the way, but the little boy was deteriorating rapidly. Even with the best care, Lincoln’s life was hanging in the balance. […]

Presenting the Award for Best Supporting Role in a Medical Drama

Presenting the Award for Best Supporting Role in a Medical Drama

And the award for Best Supporting Role in a Medical Drama goes to… With the Oscars fast approaching, FBR is recognizing two special supporting actors that have played outstanding roles in the ongoing medical drama of human and animal health advancement: the rat and the mouse. Together, rats and mice make up approximately 95% of […]

10 Years Ago Pro-Test Started a Movement

Today, February 25, 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of Pro-Test, an international movement that supports biomedical research and the use of animal models and rejects the violence and intimidation often associated with animal-rights activism. After Oxford University began construction on a new biomedical facility in 2004, activists from the Animal Liberation Front and ‘SPEAK, the […]

Animal Research Creates Treatments and Advances for Type 1 Diabetes

This is the first installment of a 3-part series covering some of the contributions animals have made to treatments for diabetes. Read part two and part three. Diabetes was one of the first diseases ever described – around 1500 BCE, both Indian and Egyptian physicians described a condition affecting patients’ urine. In 250 BCE the Greek physician […]

A Heart History With Biomedical Research

A Heart History With Biomedical Research

Valentine’s Day! Heart-shaped cards, heart-shaped chocolates, conversation hearts, cards, roses and love are most commonly associated with this special day. But the beating muscular organ that keeps us alive gets lost in the shuffle. With Valentine’s Day nearly upon us, FBR is taking a moment to examine the ‘state of the heart’ – from how […]

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 Fight Against Zika Relies On Animal Research

The Fight Against Zika Relies On Animal Research

The World Health Organization has declared a “public health emergency” in the ongoing outbreak of the Zika virus, as well as its probable link to microcephaly in infants. While Zika has been on the rise since 2014, it has recently reached pandemic levels and is forecast to spread to nearly all of North America. There is […]

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 […]