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.
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.
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.
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,…