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Laboratory Animals -- A Look Behind Closed Doors

Would you voluntarily commit to having holes drilled into your head, your eyelids sewn shut or chemicals pumped into your stomach (all without the benefit of pain relief)?   1,176 more words

Animal Cruelty

Reflections on an Undergraduate Science Education: Part Two

In my previous post, I wrote about how undergraduates in the science stream could be taught more about the philosophy of science in order to enhance and underpin their education. 1,034 more words


Will distinguishing between exploratory and confirmatory research aid translation??

This paper makes me ranty. It’s open access – take a look, and be prepared to read it more than once to get the gist of their arguments. 517 more words


Why animal research is done humanely -- Reason 1: Stressed Animals Yield Poor Data

When we are run down or stressed we often find ourselves more prone to getting coughs and colds. Stress changes us physiologically; it puts pressure on our autonomic nervous system, changing how drugs react inside of us. 634 more words


Society for Neuroscience encourages scientists to speak up for animal research

A standing room only crowd of over 200 heard a panel of two scientists, a public relations expert and a reporter describe the whys and hows of discussing the use of animals in research (CAR) at the recent… 428 more words


My lab mouse, my hero

My first waking thought these days is not what jollies the day may bring or how much I miss my family in India, but how my lab mice must be doing. 1,082 more words