Rigorous standards have already been established to protect the animals involved with biomedical research also to assure they are treated humanely. Institutions and researchers are subject to federal oversight to verify those standards are properly used and that such research is not only valuable but required, says Dr. W. Ron DeHaven, chief executive officer of the AVMA. Our nation was founded on concepts that encourage open and honest debate. But America has no room for terrorist activities that threaten not just that discourse however the lives of our researchers and their own families. We condemn all acts of violence, vandalism and intimidation directed toward individuals and facilities engaged in the ethical usage of animals for research. .. AVMA condemns activities of animal legal rights activists against UCLA study neuroscientist Citing its policy upon the use of animals in study, testing and education, the American Veterinary Medical Association today condemned the latest actions of animal privileges activists who’ve targeted a University of California study neuroscientist.National Institutes of Wellness investigation that tracked each method of weight loss among 19 obese adults. ‘These results counter the promises of the favorite theory that has been influencing many visitors to adopt low-carb diet programs,’ said study lead writer Kevin Hall, a senior investigator with the U.S. National Institute of Digestive and Diabetes and Kidney Diseases in Bethesda, Md. That theory targets the idea that carb-cutting triggers a decrease in insulin levels, while cutting fat will not.