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
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.
Animal Research Curriculum
Lesson 1: Notes
Activities: Opinion Survey on the Use of Animals
Lesson 2: Notes
Activity: "Direct Impact" worksheet
Lesson 3: Notes
Homework: Animal Research Fill-in-the-blank
Lesson 4: Notes
Activity: Graphic Organizer
(Courtesy of AALAS)
Lesson 5: Notes
Activity: Careers and Breakthrough worksheet
Homework: Body Organs 101 worksheet
Lesson 6: Notes
Activity: Majestic (Video) (email Liz Hodge)
Lesson 7: Notes
Activity: Opinion Survey on the Use of Animals
Supplemental Cancer Lesson: Notes
Activity: Ticket to Leave assignment
Test: Cancer quiz
Answer Key: Cancer quiz answers
Student Assessment and Test: RAFT assessment
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
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