Tagged: animal testing

Investigation raises concerns over animals trials - News

Jean Balchin Jan 12, 2018

An investigation conducted by THE BMJ has revealed significant concern about how researchers misrepresents the results of animal studies to obtain funding and approval for human trials to test a new tuberculosis vaccine. Tuberculosis Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease usually caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosis generally affects the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body. According to Mayo Clinic, … Read More

The next pharmaceutical revolution could be 3D bioprinted - Guest Work

Guest Author Jul 26, 2017

Aurelien Forget, Queensland University of Technology and Tim Dargaville, Queensland University of Technology Body organs such as kidneys, livers and hearts are incredibly complex tissues. Each is made up of many different cell types, plus other components that give the organs their structure and allow them to function as we need them to. For 3D printed … Read More

Fonterra saga rumbles on – and just how common is C. sporogenes in cans of baby formula? - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Sep 09, 2013

The Fonterra ‘not botulism’ story continues to rumble on with Crown Research Institute AgResearch releasing a statement saying they didn’t confirm botulism in the Fonterra samples they ran through the mouse bioassay, merely flagged the need for further testing. Then came the revelation that it was the death of one mouse out of five … Read More

Will Lord Winston's medicinal labelling bill get off the ground? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin May 16, 2013

British fertility expert and science communicator Lord Robert Winston has introduced a Bill in the House of Lords that would require all medicines that have utilised animal testing in their development to be labelled as such. Lord Winston Previous attempts to introduce labelling have failed in the face of strong opposition from the UK Department of Health and pharmaceutical … Read More

More party pills… - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Dec 10, 2012

A leading New Zealand microbiologist says there is no reason why party pills have to be tested on animals. I was quite surprised to find out that the “leading” microbiologist they are referring to is me! I say surprised because that wasn’t what I actually said. The article, originally for the Sunday Star Times, was a follow … Read More

Animal testing back in the news - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Dec 03, 2012

The press seems to be full of people frothing at the mouth over suggestions by Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne that the manufacturers of ‘legal highs’ should be required to provide safety information on their products before they are allowed on New Zealand shelves. This comes on the back of the minister announcing a … Read More