The Flawed Experiment That "Proved" Stress Is Good For You

The Yerkes-Dodson Law predicts how people react to stress. It's also one of the most contested — and skewed — laws in psychology. Find out about the 1908 experiment that shocked lab mice, and then the world. In that order. » 6/25/14 10:39am 6/25/14 10:39am

What Can A Rat's "Behavioral Despair" Tell You?

If someone tells you that they researched your antidepressant by performing a "TST" you might be impressed, but you shouldn't be. You should just know that the researchers who tested it were skilled at dodging rat teeth. » 4/21/14 9:30am 4/21/14 9:30am

Italian activists create mayhem at an animal testing lab

A lab at the University of Milan was raided by animal rights activists this past weekend, taking nearly 100 mutated mice (and one rabbit) with them and mixing up cage labels to confuse researchers. It could take years for the facility to recover. » 4/23/13 3:20pm 4/23/13 3:20pm

Government Scientists in the U.S. Are Set to End Most Research Done On…

It has been a long time coming, but it looks like the vast majority of medical research performed on chimps in the United States is about to come to an end. A report from an internal working group was approved yesterday by the National Institutes of Health — and pending a final review by NIH director Francis Collins,… » 1/23/13 3:00pm 1/23/13 3:00pm

The magnificent trailer for Animal Protector, a 1980s action flick…

Yes, there was an acutely Eighties action movie about ending laboratory cruelty to animals, and its name was Animal Protector. » 10/17/12 12:00pm 10/17/12 12:00pm