Study: Potential Link With Cold Sore Virus Herpes and Nerve Illnesses

A new study published last month in the journal Nature Communications reveals a potential link between herpes simplex virus and neurodegenerative diseases. Scientists discovered a protein that hinders the spread of herpes simplex virus 1, save for those with compromised immune systems which can result in fatalities. From Newsweek: “In this study, the scientists focused… Read More Study: Potential Link With Cold Sore Virus Herpes and Nerve Illnesses

New Zealand Press Spins Conspiracy Theory to Press for Animal “Rights”

Never let a good conspiracy theory go to waste. New Zealand’s Stuff.co.nz is spinning a conspiracy theory to make the case for their allies in the country’s animal rights movement. Like good Kool Aid drinkers they took the New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society’s line hook, line, and sinker. Some people interviewed even suggested secretive committees are… Read More New Zealand Press Spins Conspiracy Theory to Press for Animal “Rights”

Is Animal Testing Justified?

During 2012, BBC‘s program The Big Question hosted a lively, intersting debate on the issue of animal testing (aka vivisection). The program started off civil but then the animal rights, anti-testing side (not surprisingly) hurled accusations and half-truths toward the middle of the exchange. The opponents of animal testing knew they could not win the… Read More Is Animal Testing Justified?

Animal “rights” activists call for murder of Yale graduate student

PETA’s gang of online vegan fanatics answered a call from the group who decided to produce a video condemning Yale doctoral graduate medical student Christine Lattin for her post doctoral research that involves using songbirds. Dr. Lattin states at her website that her research seeks to clarify how neuroendocrine systems help organisms respond appropriately to… Read More Animal “rights” activists call for murder of Yale graduate student

Animal “rights” group takes out billboards to slander MN hospital

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRC) has taken out billboards in the area surrounding Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota as part of an effort to condemn HCMC for using live animals to teach and train physicians in emergency medical techniques. Instead, the Star Tribune reports, PCRC suggests the hospital use simulators alleging… Read More Animal “rights” group takes out billboards to slander MN hospital

Context matters: How a veterinary image became “cruel animal testing”

Originally posted on Speaking of Research:
Recently, a photo depicting a rabbit with pretty serious hair loss was tweeted by an image sharing Twitter account, and then retweeted over 4,300 times. The photo appears quite shocking, and the post by the Twitter account reflected that. https://twitter.com/Uber_Pix/status/856069610185076736 Uber_Pix has written, in all caps: “NEVER WANTED A…