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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tiny Worms-Keeping Humans Healthy?

Tiny Worms-Keeping Humans Healthy?

It appears so! Worms (C. elegans) that are only 1 mm long could help in the treatment of kidney disease that is age related!!! A gene protein named Klotho, which kind of sounds like a Muppet name is the key genetic player that worms and humans have in common. Not that it is the “Fountain […]

Toasting the Holidays?  Make it a Red!!

Toasting the Holidays? Make it a Red!!

A new study has just come out about the benefits of Resveratrol. Resveratrol is a plant protein that is produced in times stress like drought and ultraviolet radiation. The best known sources are grapes and cacao beans among other plants and the most familiar research has been the heart protective effects of red wine. Now […]