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by Andrew N Rowan, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer of The Humane Society of the United States, PRIM&R Board Member, 1985-2010

The use of chimpanzees in invasive experiments has been a controversial issue for decades with proponents arguing that chimpanzee use is necessary to advance human health and opponents arguing that the practice is both unnecessary and unethical. Recent developments could lead to a possible resolution of this issue.

A National Academies’ Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee spent approximately eight months last year examining the necessity of using chimpanzees in biomedical and behavioral research. The Read more


If your sweet tooth is wishing those Valentine’s Day chocolates had lasted just a little bit longer, there is good news for you in this week’s “Science Times” synthesis! This week’s round-up is filled with “sweet” stories—from a dessert triumph to a tale of altruism—so grab some dessert and read on!

Week of February 21, 2012

Despite safety worries, work on deadly flu to be released: Following a World Health Organization meeting with public health and flu experts, research, which some feared could be used to start epidemics by terrorists, will be released. <[...] Read more


What will 2012 bring us in research news? Only time will tell! For now, we’ve provided a glimpse of New Year headlines. As always, don’t forget to leave your comments. We are eager to hear your thoughts on researchers’ responsibilities with regard to the altered flu virus.

Week of January 3, 2012

Animal studies cross campus to lecture hall: Once, the study of animals occurred only in the [...] Read more


As revelers across the country gear up for the holidays, the federal government remained busy with two major reports released this week. The first, published by the Institute of Medicine, is already changing the way chimpanzees are used in research. While the second, drafted by the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical issues, makes new recommendations for human subjects compensation. Learn more in this week’s ‘Science Times’ synthesis and share your thoughts in our comment section!

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As we contemplate the things we are thankful for as part of our annual holiday celebration, you may find it interesting to know that researchers believe gratitude has real health benefits. Learn more about how being thankful can improve your health and relationships, and enjoy your day!

Week of November 15

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