University of Iowa Animal Lab Goes Underground

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million for an underground vivarium that will house University of Iowa animal research laboratories. The 35,000-square-foot facility would connect the Medical Education Research Facility and Carver Biomedical Research Building on the west side of campus. The links would mean researchers would never have to transport animals above ground, said Jordan Cohen, interim U of I vice president for research. Poor, poor long-suffering animal researchers.

Investigation Demanded for Southwest Lab

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SAEN) is calling for an investigation of Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research in San Antonio, TX. Tags: animal research primates Texas Stop Animal Exploitation Now! SAEN says previous USDA reports revealed primates have died at the Texas lab from dehydration and hypothermia, while others have simply been "found dead" -- possibly without veterinary care -- after suffering from serious disease conditions that include temperatures up to 105 degrees.

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Biomedical Foundation Launches Campaign to Show Animal Research is Grrrrrrreat!

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The Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) announced today it has launched a one-year national animal research education campaign. Since 2004, public support for humane animal research to advance human and animal health has fallen 10 points. The ResearchSaves campaign is designed to counter this drop in public support for biomedical research. "As Tags: animal research corporate lies medical research biotech

Humane Society Calls for Refuge for 9 Chimps

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These chimps are currently at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s New Iberia Research Center. I just love the language used by the Research Center's spokesperson. {Dr. The animals have not been and are not currently being accessed for biomedical research,” Rowell said." Tags: chimpanzees animal research humane society chimp haven new iberia research center primates

Animal Researchers' Emotional Blackmail

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Here's a succinct letter to the editor that summarizes the emotional blackmail propogated by animal researchers. The million dollar ad campaign by the Foundation for Biomedical Research (“Critical research,” Nov. It is all about convincing us that a cure for everything is just around the corner as long as we keep funding their animal research gravy train. Tags: animal research drug companies medical research

West Virginia University to Build Animal Research Lab

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million dollar research lab. And research for drug development, which means more MONEY and JOBS! It would be looking at biomedical or cellular mechanisms that are changed, for example in heart disease, and get insights into what might be a target for drug development.”.The Tags: west virginia university animal research Obama tax dollars us Thanks to your tax dollars, federal stimulus money is being used to build a $14.5

Southwest Primate Center "Celebrates" 10 Years

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This place is celebrating its 10th year with ground-breaking research into what makes us all fat. Comuzzie, a nationally prominent obesity researcher and geneticist at Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, recently induced metabolic syndrome — risk factors associated with the human epidemic of diabetes and heart disease — by making the baboons' high-fat diet tastier and adding a sweet drink flavored with high-fructose corn syrup.

European Union Screws Apes Used in Medical Research

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Here are the results of the EU flirtation with restricting research on primates. Researchers can continue most experiments on mankind's closest relatives -- chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans -- after European Union lawmakers watered down proposals to restrict testing. The European Parliament said its members had rejected that part of the proposal as it would hinder research into some forms of cancer, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease.

Animal Welfare Act Inadequate for Farm Animals

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According to the United States Department of Agriculture, “farm animals are regulated under the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) only when used in biomedical research, testing, teaching and exhibition. Farm animals used for food and fiber or for food and fiber research are not regulated under the AWA.”.Unlike This is really interesting. How many people know this about the Animal Welfare Act? I certainly didn't. No wonder there is so much "farm" animal abuse out there.

Scientist Advocacy Group Oppose Some Animal Testing

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They do support some animal-based studies (which sucks); HOWEVER, they acknowledge that much animal research is useless. Remember animal research doesn't just create reports, it creates CAREERS as well.) Americans For Medical Advancement (AFMA) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes biomedical research and the practice of medicine based on critical thinking and our current understanding of evolutionary and developmental biology, complex systems and genomics.

Slate on Pepper: Stolen for Research

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Daniel Engber, senior editor at Slate , has posted the first of a five-part series about animals used for research. A Dalmatian, stolen and sold for research, she was likely terrified and probably in enormous pain when she was killed, a couple of weeks after she was taken. Perhaps I am mistaken or misreading, but didn't she really represent a turning point in the commodification of dogs and other sentient nonhumans used for research?

Deconstructing Slate's "Pepper" Series

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Beloved family pet Dalmatian, Pepper, is stolen, and after several weeks of searching is discovered to have been experimented on at a hospital and died on the table when researchers tried to implant her with an experimental cardiac pacemaker. He writes, "The dog remained a vital tool in biomedical research for more than 300 years and was the vehicle for a remarkable run of medical breakthroughs.".