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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
08/07/2014 - Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are a group of conditions that can occur in the children of women who consume alcohol during pregnancy.1 FASD refers to a range of disorders, with fetal alcohol syndrome representing the most severe end of the spectrum. Symptoms of FASD may include: Abnormal facial fea
Mice and Rats: The Other 99 Percent
11/17/2011 - Mice and rats make up the vast majority of animals used in experiments. PCRM recently received documents through the Freedom of Information Act that reveal how badly mice and rats are treated at some of the nation’s top-ranked universities. The following incidents occurred at Ivy League universities and were reve
March of Dimes-Funded Animal Experiments: An Overview
07/15/2011 - March of Dimes-Funded Animal Experiments: An Overview EXTENT, COST, and TYPES of ANIMALS USED The March of Dimes does not report the number of animals used per year. The March of Dimes uses many different species of animals, including primates, cats, dogs, rabbits, pigs, hamsters, fe
The Misunderstood Rat
03/06/2011 - Beyond Animal Research By Jonathan Balcombe, Ph.D. October 2004 The Misunderstood Rat Rats are one of the world’s least understood creatures. Stigmatized as f
Anything But Routine
12/01/2010 - By Jonathan Balcombe, Ph.D. When King Kong grasped Fay Wray in his enormous hand in the 1933 science fiction classic, the victim screamed and struggled in terror. If one could have measured the writhing heroine’s heart rate, blood pressure, and blood levels of cort
Lab Stress 24/7
11/23/2010 - By Jonathan Balcombe, Ph.D. Throughout history, human societies have dealt with criminals by confining them in small cells. Not only does imprisonment remove the offender from daily life, but by taking away the inmate’s freedom and autonomy, it constitutes punishme
Anorexia Nervosa and Animal Experiments
11/03/2010 - Beyond Animal Research By Jonathan Balcombe, Ph.D. October 2005 Anorexia Nervosa and Animal Experiments A childhood family friend developed anorexia nervosa as a teenager while studying at

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