Scientific Research

Better Science Without Animal Suffering Showcased at World Congress on Alternatives 2014

Troy Seidle | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK
Troy Seidle

Humane Society International's global #BeCrueltyFree team has just returned from the World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Science...

Professional Climbers Aid Scientific Discovery in Southern Africa

Will Ross | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Sport
Will Ross

It's not everyday that you hear of world-first rock climbing ambitions meet with scientific research on the same perilous face in Southern Africa. But for a group of professional rock climbers and international scientists, Mozambique's Mt. Namuli set the stage for such a collaboration - The Lost Mountain project.

Is Organic Food Better for You? Nutrition, Anti-Oxidants and New Research

Guy Watson | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Guy Watson

An international panel have looked at the data from 343 peer-reviewed, published studies in every possible way, and concluded that there are very significant nutritional benefits to be had from eating organic food.

Harnessing the Digital Sharing Revolution to Save Lives

Dr Trudie Lang | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Trudie Lang

Today is a big day for the Global Health Network, as we launch the Global Health Research Process Map. This is the first digital toolkit designed to enable researchers anywhere in the world to conduct rigorous global health research. It offers step-by-step guidance for planning successful global health research projects and has the potential to revolutionise the current process, speeding the development of new research and therapies.

High-Protein Diets Are as Bad as Smoking? Ignore the Headlines, Stick to the Facts

Marek Doyle | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marek Doyle

In one of the most shameless examples of propaganda seen in our generation, the mainstream media went into overdrive with the headlines screaming out that high-protein diets were 'as bad as smoking'. Nothing like sensationalism, eh?

Gene Discovery May Dramatically Help Diabetes And Pancreatic Disorders, Experts Say

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists say they have made a breakthrough on possible treatments for diabetes and pancreatic problems. Researchers at the University of Exeter M...

Lab Animals Are Left Waiting for Words to be Turned Into Actions

Barney Reed | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Politics
Barney Reed

The use and suffering of animals in experiments is a persistent and legitimate public concern. Both the government and the scientific community have recently set up initiatives that attempt to convince a sceptical public that their concerns are understood and taken seriously.

New Light Shed On Mystery Mammals That Walked Earth Before Dinosaurs

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK

A mystery mammal with sharp digging claws has shed new light on the animals that walked the earth after dinosaurs. Ancient Mongolian rocks have pro...

Fewer Animals in Laboratories Is Good for All of Us

Alistair Currie | Posted 18.05.2012 | UK
Alistair Currie

Trying to apply the results of animal tests to humans is a shot in the dark. US Food and Drug Administration figures show that 92% of drugs which pass animal trials are later found to be unsafe or ineffective in human trials.

An Aspirin a Day...Could Kill You?

Holly Alsop | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Alsop

Almost one week after Scotland announced plans to supplement the population with Vitamin D, a study in England has shown that population supplementation can do more harm than good, particularly when dosing individuals with the commonly used pain relief, aspirin.