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Letter to the Editor: Animal Studies Still Necessary

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“Many animal-based breakthroughs directly lead to human health advancements. Veterinary medicine improvements naturally require animal studies as well.”

“There is no super computer hidden away in an underground lair that can mimic all the incredibly complex functions of the human body and also the countless diseases that impact us. Why? Because in order to model something, you must first fully understand it, and there are countless aspects about health systems that we do not yet fully comprehend.”

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Published October 8, 2023 by the Las Vegas Sun News

Letter to the Editor: Animals Still Play a Vital Role in Research

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“The American public deserves a truthful discussion about the role of animals in research. Those opposed certainly have a right to share their opinions. But readers deserve better than this.” Read more.  

Published October 3, 2023 by the Baltimore Sun 

Curious About Science Writing: Students Visit with OACU

NIH’s Office of Animal Care and Use (OACU) opened its doors to two high school science writers on July 13. Tara Prakash and Nora Pierce are participants in Curious Science Writers (cSw), a program hosted by Americans for Medical Progress (AMP) that pairs high school students with mentors as the aspiring scribes research and write their own articles. Read more.

Published August 18, 2023 by NIH Record

Scientists, Veterinarians and Conservationists Offer Recommendations to Address the Shortage of Long-Tailed Macaques Required for Continued Health Advancements

A coalition of 40 organizations representing the scientific, veterinary and conservation communities are partnering to advocate for the protection of long-tailed macaque monkeys – both in captivity and in the wild. Their recommendations seek to ensure the healthy continuation of this species within natural habitats and to protect future medical advancements that benefit humans and animals alike.   Read more.

Published August 4, 2023 by BioSpace

Scientists, veterinarians and conservationists offer recommendations to address shortage of long-tailed macaques required for continued health advancements

A coalition of 40 organizations representing the scientific, veterinary and conservation communities are partnering to advocate for the protection of long-tailed macaque monkeys – both in captivity and in the wild. Their recommendations seek to ensure the healthy continuation of this species within natural habitats and to protect future medical advancements that benefit humans and animals alike. Read more. 

Published August 3, 2023 in SCIENMAG

Bat Research Lab Coming To Fort Collins Has CSU Fighting Misinformation

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Jim Newman, with the nonprofit Americans for Medical Progress, is a nationally-recognized leader in helping researchers navigate misinformation campaigns and related safety concerns.

“I never would have believed 20 years ago that this is even more of a problem in the post-COVID world — misunderstanding and misinformation,” Newman said. “Some of it is weaponizing and sometimes it is a way to get people riled up and scared, and that’s really unfortunate.” Read more. 

Published July 17, 2023 by Bulletin Reporter 

Bat research lab coming to Fort Collins has CSU fighting misinformation

Excerpt:

Jim Newman, with the nonprofit Americans for Medical Progress, is a nationally-recognized leader in helping researchers navigate misinformation campaigns and related safety concerns.

“I never would have believed 20 years ago that this is even more of a problem in the post-COVID world — misunderstanding and misinformation,” Newman said. “Some of it is weaponizing and sometimes it is a way to get people riled up and scared, and that’s really unfortunate.” Read more.

Published July 16, 2023 by The Denver Post

Animal testing benefits us all

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We are surrounded by the proof that research in animals is beneficial and necessary. Animal studies led to Nobel Prize-winning cancer immunotherapies. Deep brain stimulation, which combats Parkinson’s disease and other neurological afflictions, came about due to animal-based research. The incredible, COVID-fighting mRNA vaccines are available thanks to pivotal discoveries in rodents and other animals. They significantly reduced the pandemic’s death toll and allowed for a return to relatively normal life. Read more. 

Published June 19, 2023 by the Las Vegas Sun

Embracing alternatives to animal research while also embracing reality

Heard of the FDA Modernization Act? It’s already got quite a reputation.

After its passage in the final days of 2022, PETA immediately deemed the federal legislation “groundbreaking,” calling it “a radical shift in the way drugs and treatments are developed.” Another animal rights group predicted the act would usher in “better treatments to patients, and drive down drug prices.” Read more.

Published April 21, 2023 by The News Herald

Opinion: Embracing Animal Research Alternatives While Also Embracing Reality

Heard of the FDA Modernization Act?  It’s already got quite a reputation.

After its passage in the final days of 2022, PETA immediately deemed the federal legislation “groundbreaking,”  calling it “a radical shift in the way drugs and treatments are developed.” Another animal rights group predicted the act would usher in “better treatments to patients, and drive down drug prices.” Read more.

Published April 12, 2023 by DC Journal and Inside Sources Publication