Sep 15, 2009 | 23
From polite petitions to fierce fires, activists opposed to animal research have made their position clear in the U.S. and abroad for many years. But now, medical researchers are being encouraged to press on—and speak out.
Two new commentaries, published online today in The Journal of Neuroscience, highlight recent threats that have befallen some researchers who perform research on animals. "We have seen our cars and homes firebombed or flooded, and we have received letters packed with poisoned razors and death threats via e-mail and voicemail," Dario Ringach of the David Geffen School of Medicine and J. David Jentsch of the University of California, Los Angeles, (U.C.L.A.) wrote in one of the papers.
Aug 11, 2008 | 3
As the world turns its attention to the spreading fight between Russia and the Republic of Georgia, it’s worth a reminder that war can have lasting effects on the soldiers who fight it and the citizens who get caught in it. The effects of post-traumatic stress disorder are well-known, and some populations are affected more than others. (Meanwhile, some armed forces are experimenting with ways to “juice” the brains of their soldiers, and Georgia is accusing Russia of a coordinated cyberattack on Georgian Web sites, according to ZDNet.)
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