The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) launched a campaign this month highlighting the contributions animal research has made to treatments and cures that benefit animals and people. To kick off the campaign, the Federation released a new canine research factsheet detailing the ways in which research with dogs is implemented and regulated.
FASEB will host a briefing November 17 on Capitol Hill exploring canine research. “Sniffing Out a Cure: How Research with Canines Advances Human and Dog Health,” begins at noon in room B 369 Rayburn House Office Building. It will feature three experts who will discuss how research with dogs has led to advances in therapies for many diseases that affect both animals and humans, including cancer, blood diseases, asthma, and muscular dystrophy. Dogs also were essential in developing 22 of the 25 most prescribed drugs in the United States in 2014.
As part of the animal research campaign, FASEB has also revised and rereleased its factsheet Animal Research Saves Lives. For more information about animal research or to register for the briefing, please contact the FASEB Office of Public Affairs.