News of Note

Penn State Medical School Ends Primate Research

Following an incident involving a negligent death of a non-human primate, the Pennsylvania State University has confirmed that the use of non-human primates in experiments at the Medical School has been discontinued.

Zoonoses Study Finds Animal-To-Human Diseases Kill Millions Each Year

Diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans, such as bird flu and tuberculosis, can wreak havoc on the health of both organisms. Now researchers have found 13 so-called zoonoses are responsible for 2.2 million human deaths every year.