- November 19, 2013 | BY
What mice can tell us about the connection between Alzheimer’s and immune function.
- November 15, 2013 | BY
For those who work in a vivarium it will come as no surprise that storage rooms could use a little less stimulation and a little more discipline.
- November 12, 2013 | BY
The Society for Neuroscience’s annual conference—the premier gathering for this very “cerebral” field—generally attracts an academic crowd.
- November 11, 2013 | BY
The ethics of animal research are not a black and white issue. Between the nothing goes and the anything goes there are at least 50 shades of grey.
- November 7, 2013 | BY
Charles River recently aided in a study involving wild rats who, let’s face it, represent a much different “clientele” than the well-bred laboratory rats we traditionally work with on a daily basis.
- November 4, 2013 | BY
It’s been 11 years since the US National Heart Lung and Blood Institute halted a major clinical trial1 testing the risks and benefits of estrogen plus progestin.
- October 30, 2013 | BY
Long before biologists had the ability to transfer human cancer cell lines into immune-compromised mice, their approach was somewhat more basic.
- October 21, 2013 | BY
There was a time, not too long ago, when cancer was more or less unspoken. You rarely heard about someone’s diagnosis. The mere mention of the word terrified people because the disease was considered a death sentence.
Today, it’s a different scene. We have treatments that one could only have imagined 20 years ago. We’ve ...
- October 14, 2013 | BY
In the 1970s, the first of several research studies suggested a bold new approach in the fight against breast cancer.
- October 7, 2013 | BY
When President Nixon declared war on cancer in 1971, the arsenal included radiation and a handful of chemotherapy drugs. But the preferred weapon was the scalpel, not just to remove tumors but to diagnose disease.