The use of animals in experimental research in the US has surged over recent years, according to a new analysis based on previously unpublished data collected by the US National … [Read full article]
Government Shutdown Boomerangs On U.S. Health
Everyone’s thinking about the U.S. government shutdown. American media have chosen to dramatize a health official’s suggestion that children with cancer will not be able to receive advanced clinical treatments … [Read full article]
Science vs. Culture – Indian Scientists Clash Over Proposed Animal Welfare Law
With an estimated 5000 research institutions utilizing live animals, India has become a powerhouse in medical and biological research. But there’s a problem: according to the Animal Welfare Board of Indi, only 1700 of those institutions are in compliance with government registration laws, and only 200 or so have adequate facilities for the proper housing and care of animals. A new Animal Welfare Law has been proposed with provisions, out-right bans,and penalties that some scientists are calling excessively “harsh”. Critics assert that the law will severely hindermedical valuable and important science education and research.
AIDS News Coverage Losing Out to Climate Change, Study Finds
Remember AIDS awareness ads like the one above? Newspaper articles and PSAs were appearing with increasing frequency in newspapers and magazines in the early 1990’s. But that trend has been … [Read full article]