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Research Saves

Most cures have happened as a direct result of medical research that uses animals to simulate human conditions. Animal research saves lives. Itís how cures happen.

Albert's Story - A public service announcement promoting how animal research helps animals, too!

Emma's Story - features a young Labrador Retriever named Emma that received groundbreaking surgery to cure her of lameness and shows how animal research saves animals too.

Buttercup's Survivor Tale - "Survivor Tales" is a television series highlighting the impact of translational research on both human and animal health. This first program features ACL surgery -- first perfected on humans -- now benefitting animals.

Jen's Story - A heart-warming story about a scientist, breast cancer and her fight to find a cure through animal research.

Gail's Story - A woman tells a touching story about the cancer research that she does with the help of animal models, continuing the work that both she and her husband, who died of cancer, care deeply about.

Checkout the Research Saves Magazine
This magazine is distributed to hospital and physician waiting rooms and public schools across the country. Please contact Misty Ray, Public Relations Manager at mray@fbresearch.org for more information


Foundation for Biomedical Research
Established in 1981, the Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) is the nation's oldest and largest organization dedicated to improving human and veterinary health by promoting public understanding and support for humane and responsible animal research. FBR is the leading voice of scientific reason and medical progress in the ongoing, sometimes violent debate that surrounds animal research.
Website: http://www.fbresearch.org

Lesson Plans

 Animal Research Curriculum 

 Teacher's Guide  

 Animal Research Curriculum Contents  

 Animal Research Facts v. Myths  

Lesson 1:    Notes  
               Lesson - PowerPoint slides  
                 Activities:  Opinion Survey on the Use of Animals  
                                 Ticket to Leave assignment  

 Lesson 2:    Notes 

                 Lesson - PowerPoint slides 
                 Activity:  "Direct Impact" worksheet 

Lesson 3:     Notes 

                 Lesson - PowerPoint slides  
                 Activity Pocket:  Short Webquest; answer key   
                                          Long Webquest; answer key 
                 Homework: Animal Research Fill-in-the-blank 

 Lesson 4:     Notes  

                Lesson - PowerPoint slides  
                Activity: Graphic Organizer 
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Lesson 5:    Notes  
                 Lesson - PowerPoint slides 
                 Activity: Careers and Breakthrough worksheet 
                 Homework: Body Organs 101 worksheet 
 Lesson 6:   Notes  
                 Lesson - PowerPoint slides 
                 Activity:  Majestic (Video) (email Liz Hodge

Lesson 7:   Notes  

                 Lesson - PowerPoint slides  
                 Activity: Opinion Survey on the Use of Animals 
Supplemental Cancer Lesson:  Notes 
                                               Lesson - PowerPoint slides 
                                               Activity: Ticket to Leave assignment 
                                               Test: Cancer quiz 
                                               Answer Key: Cancer quiz answers 
Student Assessment and Test:  RAFT assessment    
                                               Animal Research test  
                                               Answer Key:  Animal Research test answers 
Animal Research Curriculum Virtual Tour (Video):  To request this WMV file, please email Liz Hodge

 Full Curriculum (Download entire curriculum here

Research leading to almost every Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded since 1901 was dependent on data from animal models.  This fact dramatically demonstrates the important contribution animal models in biomedical research make to both international and American medical progress. In fact, since 1979, every Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded was dependent on data from animal models with the exception of the 1983 Prize awarded to Dr. Barbara McClintock for her work in plant genetics

For a list of winners check out this site


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