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Tribunal forces university to reveal details of primate research

November 19, 2011

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A landmark ruling was made this week which has raised more than a few eyebrows among scientific researchers. Newcastle University lost its 3-year battle against the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV)¬†over revealing details of Home Office licences to conduct experiments on primates through Freedom of Information requests (FOIs). The Freedom of Information […]

To boldly go where no primate has been before

May 28, 2011

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Exactly 52 years ago today mankind decided to boldly go where no man had been before. Except it wasn’t man who embarked on this mission but his nearest cousin. During the 1950’s astronauts still hadn’t travelled beyond the earth’s atmosphere. There were concerns among scientists about the effects of prolonged weightlessness; and so began the […]

It’s not just me, monkeys have regrets too

May 27, 2011

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Last night I went to bed without uttering a word to The Northerner, a combination of being very grumpy and very tipsy after a lot of wine and a really stressful day at work – not my most attractive qualities. This morning my little black cloud has lifted and he was brave enough to suggest […]

Monkey vaccine offers new hope to AIDS patients

May 12, 2011

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I’ve found it very difficult to write this week. The intention has been there but there’s been no will. I’ve just finished my end of year exams which monopolised most of my time cramming and has left me feeling brain drained and I’ve also had a family funeral – my dear uncle died of cancer […]

Is racism part of an evolutionary process?

April 12, 2011

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Last night I was invited to the premiere of a British film, Everywhere and Nowhere in central London. My friend Frankie came with me and being Polish I was interested to hear what her point of view was after the screening. (She was less than impressed, if you’re wondering). The story is about a voyage […]

Chunky-monkey

February 21, 2011

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As a freelancer and a part-time student it would be very easy for me to morph into a couch potato. But I know only too well, that an expanding waistline is unlikely to bring more on-screen work, just additional woes about health issues and lots of ribbing from friends and family. So, three times a […]

Jungle fever given the all clear

February 18, 2011

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This weekend Longleat Safari Park’s monkey enclosure, is due to open after almost two years of being shut, following the discovery of a rare virus that’s fatal to humans. In March 2008, one of the primates at the Wiltshire park was found to have a strain of herpes virus. A routine blood test found a […]