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The Marshall W. Nirenberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Mike Kapis to Marshall W. Nirenberg pdf (52,148 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Mike Kapis to Marshall W. Nirenberg
Description:
In this letter, Kapis describes an organization that he and a fellow graduate student founded, called Alternatives to Animals, which aims "to encourage and promote the use of alternative methods to reduce or replace the use of animals in education, testing, and research." Kapis asks for Nirenberg's opinion on the use of animals in research.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (52,148 Bytes)
Date:
1987-01-07 (January 7, 1987)
Creator:
Kapis, Mike
Recipient:
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Mike Kapis.
Exhibit Category:
Beyond the Laboratory: Professional, Personal, and Political Life, 1967-2002
Box Number: 16
Folder Number: 19
Unique Identifier:
JJBBXL
Accession Number:
2000-058
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Series III: Laboratory Administration, [1959]-1993
SubSeries: Daily Books, 1968-1996
Folder: #328 - #360, 1986 May-1987 Aug
Transcript:
January 7, 1987
Dr. Marshall W. Nirenberg
National Institute of Health
Bethesda, MD 20205
I am writing to you in regards to our lecture on synapse plasticity at the F/81 symposium, Trends in Bioassay Methodology. Last May, a fellow biology grad student, Kevin Winterfield, and I, Mike Kapis, formed ATA to encourage and promote the use of alternative methods to reduce or replace the use of animals in education, testing, and research. Would you please comment on the following questions.
Since the time of the symposium, what is the status of your research in clonal lines of cells? Has the amount of time been reduced in defining the neural properties of the clonal system?
What is the current situation of monoclonal antibodies in connection with your work?
How does the factors regarding sensitivity and validity of your research match up to similar research on whole animals?
Have you reach any conclusions as to whether your particular research has reduced use of animal research?
Is funding difficult to obtain in your research compared to in vivo?
What were your thoughts on the symposium?
Your insights will be valuable in our research information gathering process! Please keep us updated on your research. Thank You.
Sincerely,
Mike Kapis
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