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 […]

How Animal Testing and Research is Advancing Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes

How Animal Testing and Research is Advancing Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes

This is the second installment of a 3-part series covering some of the contributions animals have made to treatments for diabetes. Read part one and part three. Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which the body’s cells don’t adequately use insulin from the pancreas to turn glucose into energy. The result is high […]

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 […]

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 […]

Smart insulin patch for diabetics?

Smart insulin patch for diabetics?

Diabetes affects over 400 million people worldwide. Diabetics are either unable to produce insulin or their bodies are insensitive to it. Because of this, many need to monitor their blood glucose levels and inject insulin to control their blood sugar. But new research could potentially make this process easier and safer through a “smart” insulin […]

Hibernating Squirrels May Hold Many Keys in Medical Research

Hibernating Squirrels May Hold Many Keys in Medical Research

Have you ever been so sick you just wanted to sleep it away? Well science is showing there is something to that thought by studying hibernating 13-lined ground squirrels. Dana Merriman at the University of Wisconsin Osh Kosh typically does vision studies on the squirrels but turned to breeding them when the captive population dwindled […]