The use of aquatic species is increasing in a range of scientific fields, including biomedical research, evolutionary biology, and environmental research. In December, PRIM&R hosted the webinar Research with Aquatic Species: New Strategies for Health and Welfare to address common concerns and emerging issues for researchers and animal care and use personnel involved in research with fish. Presenter Victoria Braithwaite, DPhil, professor of fisheries and biology and the co-director of the Center for Brain, Behavior and Cognition at Penn State University, addressed considerations related to social housing and environmental enrichment as well as the minimization of pain and distress through innovative methods of administering analgesia, anesthesia, and euthanasia. Read more
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This week’s Research Ethics Roundup explores new developments for researchers who work with animal models, a new Institute of Medicine report on Agent Orange, and how scholars are reacting to the latest data sharing requirements. Read more
In preparation for the 2016 IACUC Conference, we connected with Dr. Jeffrey Mogil to discuss his work and what prompted his interest in the study of pain. Read more
by Avery Avrakotos, Education and Policy Manager
Veterinary pathologist and microbiologist David K. Meyerholz, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACVM, will present a keynote address at PRIM&R's 2015 Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Conference, which is being held March 17-20, in Boston, MA. Conference attendees can look forward to his address, titled Modeling the Origins and Mechanisms of Cystic Fibrosis, on Thursday, March 19.
Dr. Meyerholz is the director of the Division of Comparative Pathology and an associate professor of pathology at the University of Iowa [...] Read more