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  • Baboons escape Texas Biomedical Research Institute on far West Side

    04/15/2018 10:13:08 AM PDT · by bgill · 56 replies
    mysa ^ | Apr. 14, 2018 | Alexandro Luna
    Officials at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute say the fourth baboon who escaped from their facility Saturday has been captured. All four baboons have been checked by veterinary staff and are well, a news release reports. No details were given on where the baboon was caught... Officials did not say how the animals escaped, only that the four were able to get past perimeter fencing at the institute. Witnesses quickly took to to social media to report baboons on the loose after catching sight of the runaways near Northwest Loop 410 and West Military Drive. Jannell Bouton, 26, snapped photos...
  • Hairy skin grown from mouse stem cells [Baldness cure?]

    01/02/2018 2:30:00 PM PST · by Red Badger · 30 replies ^ | January 2, 2018, | Cell Press
    In this artwork, hair follicles grow radially out of spherical skin organoids, which contain concentric epidermal and dermal layers (central structure). Skin organoids self-assemble and spontaneously generate many of the progenitor cells observed during normal development, including cells expressing the protein GATA3 in the hair follicles and epidermis (red). Credit: Jiyoon Lee and Karl R. Koehler =========================================================================================================================== Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have cultured the first lab-grown skin tissue complete with hair follicles. This skin model, developed using stem cells from mice, more closely resembles natural hair than existing models and may prove useful for testing drugs, understanding hair...
  • Scientists are implanting tiny HUMAN brains into rats

    11/08/2017 8:00:33 AM PST · by Red Badger · 58 replies ^ | Updated: 8th November 2017, 3:26 pm | By Margi Murphy
    Stanford University bioethicist says as the lab rats become more human-like they may one day be 'entitled to some kind of respect' TINY human brains injected into rats have sparked a major ethical debate among scientists worried it may give the rodents some type of human consciousness. Esteemed science ethicists claim the experiments might reach a point where the test lab rats will be "entitled to some kind of respect". Advances in science have allowed experts to connect tiny human brains with that of a rat. To do this, they created clumps of cells that behave similarly to human brains...
  • New Docs Confirm UMass Purchased Fetal Cadavers for Use in Humanized Mice as StemExpress Dumps...

    08/18/2015 6:27:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Operation Rescue ^ | 8/17/15 | Cheryl Sullenger
    A loss in court and increased public outrage over fetal parts trafficking has prompted StemExpress, to sever its ties with Planned Parenthood and recalibrate its public profile to one that is “predominately” focused — at least outwardly — on adult blood and tissue procurement. This news came in the same week that Operation Rescue obtained purchase orders that show the University of Massachusetts Medical School paid StemExpress a total of $29,000 for human fetal cadaverous tissue, (presumably harvested from Planned Parenthood abortions), for the purpose of creating “humanized” mice. StemExpress is a biotech company in Placerville, California, that has been...
  • 'Jekyll and Hyde' cell may hold key to muscular dystrophy, fibrosis treatment: UBC research

    01/18/2010 6:35:28 AM PST · by decimon · 3 replies · 200+ views
    University of British Columbia ^ | Jan 18, 2010 | Unknown
    A team of University of British Columbia researchers has identified fat-producing cells that possess "dual-personalities" and may further the development of treatments for muscle diseases such as muscular dystrophy and fibrosis. The team found a new type of fibro/adipogenic progenitors, or FAPs, that generate fatty fibrous tissues when transplanted into damaged muscles in mice. Progenitors are similar to stem cells in their capacity to differentiate, but are limited in the number of times they can divide. The findings are published in the current issue of Nature Cell Biology. "These cells are typically dormant in muscle tissues," says lead author Fabio...
  • A Connection Between Sleep and Alzheimer's?

    09/25/2009 6:26:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies · 1,349+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 24 September 2009 | Greg Miller
    You shouldn't stay up all night worrying about it, but a new study has found a connection between a lack of sleep and a biomolecule thought to be important in the development of Alzheimer's disease. In both humans and mice, levels of a peptide called amyloid-β rise during waking hours and decline during sleep, researchers have found. They also report that sleep-deprived mice are more prone to developing deposits of amyloid-β, called plaques, like those found in the brains of Alzheimer's patients. Although far from proven, the finding suggests that sleep disorders could be a risk factor for Alzheimer's. On...
  • Mice Levitated in Lab

    09/09/2009 8:30:06 PM PDT · by Redcitizen · 8 replies · 954+ views
    Live Science ^ | Wed Sep 9, 11:51 am ET | Charles Q. Choi
    Scientists have now levitated mice using magnetic fields. Other researchers have made live frogs and grasshoppers float in mid-air before, but such research with mice, being closer biologically to humans, could help in studies to counteract bone loss due to reduced gravity over long spans of time, as might be expected in deep space missions or on the surfaces of other planets. Scientists working on behalf of NASA built a device to simulate variable levels of gravity. It consists of a superconducting magnet that generates a field powerful enough to levitate the water inside living animals, with a space inside...
  • Small peptide found to stop lung cancer tumor growth in mice

    08/26/2009 5:13:21 PM PDT · by decimon · 13 replies · 734+ views
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – In new animal research done by investigators at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, scientists have discovered a treatment effective in mice at blocking the growth and shrinking the size of lung cancer tumors, one of the leading causes of cancer death in the world. The study, recently published in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, is the first to show that treatment with a specific peptide, angiotensin-(1-7), reduces lung tumor growth by inhibiting blood vessel formation. "If you're diagnosed with lung cancer today, you've got a 15 percent chance of...
  • MILITARY: Groups decry use of pigs (PETA crazies alert)

    08/09/2009 1:11:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies · 2,358+ views
    NC Times ^ | August8, 2009 | Mark Walker
    PETA planning protest at Camp Pendleton gate this weekUsing live animals to train combat medics and others in how to deal with traumatic injuries is no longer necessary because of sophisticated medical mannequins and other training options, people opposed to the practice argue. A group of doctors aligned under the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington contends it's not only unnecessary to use live animals, it's illegal, too. The group recently petitioned the Department of Defense to stop using animals, citing Army and Navy regulations. "The use of vervet monkeys by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical...
  • Diseased African Monkeys Used to Make Swine Flu Vaccines

    08/05/2009 6:55:46 AM PDT · by Scythian · 83 replies · 1,722+ views
    To most people, vaccines sound medically harmless. "They're good for you!" say the doctors and drug companies, but they never really talk about what's in those vaccines. There's a good reason for that: If people knew what was really in those vaccines, they would never allow themselves to be injected with them. Aside from the dangerous ingredients many people already know about (like squalene or thimerosal), one of the key ingredients used in flu vaccines (including the vaccines being prepared for the swine flu pandemic) is the diseased flesh of African Green Monkeys. This is revealed in U.S. patent No....
  • Wild chimpanzees get AIDS-like illness - Finding challenges long-held assumption.

    07/22/2009 8:22:24 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 1,092+ views
    Nature News ^ | 22 July 2009 | Erika Check Hayden
    Some chimps in Gombe National Park have been succumbing to an AIDS-like disease.Michael L. Wilson Researchers have overturned a decade-old consensus that chimpanzees cannot fall ill as a result of infection with a virus similar to HIV.Previously, scientists had thought that chimpanzees were like other non-human primates that can become infected with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) — which is closely related to HIV — but do not go on to be seriously sickened by the virus.The results suggest that it will not be possible to find the key to HIV immunity in the chimpanzee genome, as scientists had hoped. However,...
  • Animal Rights Activists Vandalize Home of Researcher

    07/17/2009 1:22:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies · 809+ views
    Inside Higher Ed | 7/16/2009
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  • Tokyo scientists find hair loss gene in mice

    05/26/2009 11:09:46 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 34 replies · 971+ views ^ | May 26, 2009
    * Study finds hair loss gene in mice * Gene shared by both mice and humans * Could lead to cure of baldness in humans EXPERIMENTS on mice have revealed a gene that is linked to early hair loss, a Japanese researcher said today, sparking hopes for a treatment to prevent thinning and baldness in humans. The research team found that the absence of a gene known as Sox21 -- which it said is shared by humans and mice -- can lead to early hair loss. The scientists biologically engineered mice by blocking the gene and found that the rodents...
  • Ants fitted with radio transmitters for scientific study

    04/21/2009 6:17:45 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies · 410+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/21/2009
    House-hunting habits Researchers at the University of Bristol fitted radio-frequency identification tags to the backs of the rock ants which measure up to 3mm in length. Two thousand of the tiny transponders would fit on to a postage stamp. The scientists then watched the way the ants chose between two nest sites to make their home. The ants chose the superior nest even though it was nine times further away than the alternative, which was not as well built. When a colony of rock ants needs to emigrate to a new nest, scouting ants first discover new nests and assess...
  • Anti-animal research group bombs car { Animal Liberation Front }

    11/28/2008 4:01:46 PM PST · by SmithL · 25 replies · 750+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 11/28/8
    Los Angeles, CA (AP) -- Anti-animal research activists are claiming responsibility for torching two vehicles they thought belonged to a researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles. Activists connected to the Animal Liberation Front say they destroyed the vehicles on Nov. 20 to protest the work of Goran Lacan, a researcher who used animals while investigating treatments for morbid obesity and eating disorders. The group accidentally targeted the wrong address, . . .
  • FBI investigates new attacks on US scientists

    08/04/2008 5:27:45 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 16 replies · 331+ views
    Times of India ^ | 4 Aug 2008, 0502 hrs IST
    SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA: The FBI is investigating two bombings that targeted university scientists, the latest in a rash of attacks against biomedical researchers who experiment on animals, authorities say. Both scientists work at the University of California, Santa Cruz. One of them and his family were forced to escape from a second-story window early on Saturday when a firebomb was lit on the home's porch, Santa Cruz police said. An adult was treated at a hospital and released. Police Capt. Steve Clark called the bombing "an attempted homicide." Also that morning, a firebomb destroyed a car belonging to another researcher....
  • Firebombs target UC researchers

    08/03/2008 8:18:41 AM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies · 430+ views
    MediaNews via CoCoTimes ^ | 8/3/8 | Conan Knoll and Genevieve Bookwalter
    SANTA CRUZ — Firebombs were intentionally set on a porch and in a car belonging to two UC Santa Cruz researchers in separate incidents early Saturday in what police have classified as acts of domestic terrorism. Police are calling one of the bombings an attempted homicide. In one incident, a faculty member's home on Village Circle off High Street was intentionally firebombed about 5:43 a.m., according to police. The residence belonged to UCSC researcher David Feldheim, a neuroscientist who works with mice. He was one of 13 researchers listed in threatening animal rights pamphlets found Tuesday in a downtown coffee...
  • Despicable animal rights demonstrators (CA)

    06/11/2008 9:45:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies · 122+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 11, 2008 | Thomas Lifson
    Self righteousness can be a disease afflicting the true believers in any cause. But the animal rights movement seems to be home to more than its share of people who believe their cause is so right that they are excused from normal human constraints. They have no more consideration of others than the beasts they whose interests they place above humanity's. More than two decades ago, a childhood friend who grew up to become a world-renowned medical researcher, whose work has improved the lives of countless people suffering a horrible affliction (and who has had the extraordinary honor among medical...
  • Berkeley animal-rights vandalism may have Santa Cruz connection

    02/29/2008 7:54:00 AM PST · by SmithL · 6 replies · 204+ views
    MediaNews via CoCoTimes ^ | 2/29/8 | J.M. Brown
    BERKELEY -- Berkeley police detectives investigating a two-month string of animal rights-related vandalism targeting the homes of UC Berkeley scientists will begin probing possible connections to a spate of similar crimes in Santa Cruz, including last weekend's attempted home invasion of a local biomedical researcher. Sgt. Mary C. Kusmiss, a Berkeley Police Department spokeswoman, said detectives have not identified suspects in the rash of sidewalk chalking, brazen daylight trespassing and bullhorn-powered yelling incidents that have unfolded every Sunday afternoon since New Year's Day outside the homes of at least six Berkeley researchers who use cats, mice, rats and other animals...
  • FBI joins investigation into attack on Santa Cruz researcher

    02/28/2008 4:56:52 PM PST · by SmithL · 21 replies · 218+ views
    Santa Cruz, Calif. (AP) -- The FBI is investigating possible links between animal-rights activists in Southern California and a weekend attack on the home of a University of California, Santa Cruz researcher. Patti Hanson, an FBI spokeswoman, said the bureau was looking into possible connections to "domestic terrorism." A demonstration by six masked protesters in front of the UCSC scientist's Westside home Sunday afternoon turned violent when the group pounded on the door and were confronted by the researcher's husband, police reported. The incident invited comparison to recent attacks on UCLA researchers that were linked to animal-rights groups. No one...