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 […]

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 […]

FBR Statement on End to Chimpanzee Research

FBR Statement on End to Chimpanzee Research

The Foundation for Biomedical Research learned with concern of the recent NIH decision to retire all NIH-owned chimpanzees, ending its support for research on the species. Given the cost and difficulty of moving over 300 chimpanzees, who are currently well-situated in established colonies and receiving the highest quality of care, FBR believes it would make […]

More Studies Support Oxytocin and Social Interactions

More Studies Support Oxytocin and Social Interactions

A couple of months ago, I wrote about an oxytocin nose spray that could be used to help those with autism during social interactions.  I find this interesting because my youngest son, Cody, is autistic.  He would rather watch wheels spin all day by himself than interact with other children. Social interactions are interesting to me […]