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Xenotransplantation from piglets to baboons

Xenotransplantation is a medical procedure where organs or cells from one species, in this case, piglets, are used to treat diseases in another species, such

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Blog: Take the Ball and Go Home

Take the ball and go home ~ To be so petulant in dealing with adversity, loss, or rejection that one quits or leaves abruptly, often


Alcohol Use Disorders

Here a 2021 publication describes how researchers at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health used of 67 inbred male ‘alcohol-preferring’ rats in basic



Many people are unware that primate experimentation is still being conducted in Australia. A vital part of HRA’s work is to rigorously monitor Australia’s use


Deliberate Scalding and Burn Wounds in Mice

The University of Adelaide, with approval from the university’s animal ‘ethics’ committee, developed a ‘mouse model’ of bacterial scald wound infection and sepsis. To develop


Lambs Asphyxiated, Resuscitated then Killed

Fifty-one lambs were used in an experiment to study the effects of melatonin on newborn lambs suffering induced asphyxia.(1) The experiment, published in 2018, was


Stroke Induced and Subjected to Hypothermia

A recent (2021) publication reveals invasive experiments on young male rats carried out at the University of Newcastle, NSW in an attempt to replicate human


Deliberately Inflicted with Pain

A recent (2021) publication reveals deliberate pain inflicted on adult male mice in experiments carried out at the University of Queensland.(1) The purpose was to

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HRA’s experiences with Freedom of Information

When Australian Commonwealth Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation came into operation in 1982, and then later introduced into the states and territories, it was hailed


Intermittent Fasting in Mice

Research paper Intermittent fasting increases energy expenditure and promotes adipose tissue browning in mice Nutrition 2019 Oct; 66:38-43. doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2019.03.015. 2019 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31207437/ Bo Liu ,

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