IVF and Other Fertility Treatments Born from Animal Research

IVF and Other Fertility Treatments Born from Animal Research

Actor and comedian Amy Schumer has always been known for her honest and raw humor which she also carries into her personal life. Recently, Schumer opened up on social media about her current struggle with infertility and her hopes of having a second child. She posted on Instagram: “I’m a week into IVF and feeling […]

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 […]

The Nose Knows: Animals Sniff Out Cancer

Recently, in an article in the New Republic, ‘The Animals That Can Save Your Life’, journalist Emma Young introduces readers to the emerging science of training animals to detect things humans cannot. Having a powerful sense of smell can be very important in nature. Scent can signal food, danger, or the opportunity to mate. Some […]

Marijuana Compound Shown to Heal Broken Bones Faster

Marijuana Compound Shown to Heal Broken Bones Faster

A non-psychotrophic compound in marijuana has been shown to speed the bone healing process in rats. Cannabinoid cannabidiol, or CBD, has been shown by scientists to not only heal the bone quicker but actually make the bone tougher and less likely to break in the future. CBD’s main mechanism is anti-inflammatory. The CBD was tested […]

Stress Sensors-Same For Rats And Humans

Stress Sensors-Same For Rats And Humans

Ok, let’s talk biology for a minute. Chronic pain, stress, immune system, mood and emotions are all controlled by the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal pathway otherwise known as the HPA Axis. The adrenal glands, in particular, are responsible for releasing cortisol into the blood stream in times of stress. Long term stress and higher cortisol levels can lead […]