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2013-08-27 12:24:32

ZURICH, August 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- It is the second time that the Basel Declaration grants its "Award for Education in Animal Research". Chiara Ruzza, PhD in pharmacology and molecular oncology, is currently completing a post-doctorate at the University of Ferrara, Italy. The prize winner takes part in a one-week course on Animal research at the University of Zurich, based on the rules of the 3Rs (Replace, Reduce, Refine). She has been mandated by her university to set up...

2013-08-26 10:53:38

In an era of widespread genetic sequencing, the ability to edit and alter an organism's DNA is a powerful way to explore the information within and how it guides biological function. A paper from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the August issue of the journal GENETICS takes genome editing to a new level in fruit flies, demonstrating a remarkable level of fine control and, importantly, the transmission of those engineered genetic changes across generations. Both features are key...

2013-08-07 10:34:01

On August 6th, JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, will publish two new methods for scientists to study and treat tumor growth. The methods introduce a lab-born, human tissue structure with replicated human biochemistry – offering scientists the opportunity to grow, observe, and ultimately learn how to treat biopsied human tumor cells. The University Hospital of Würzburg scientists behind the experiment have created a new version of the testing...

2013-08-05 08:24:23

LOS ANGELES, August 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Norman Reedus defends animals in laboratories, calls for cosmetics test ban in US - With photo The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus has joined Cruelty Free International to support the organization's work to ban animal tests for cosmetics in the U.S. and around the world. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130805/MM58462 ) Norman Reedus said:...

2013-07-16 08:31:25

Armato is helping to raise awareness of the unnecessary and outdated use of animal experimentation NEW YORK, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "The small pets that children love and play with - such as birds, and fish and frogs - are continually being used in experimentations by universities, medical schools, and pharmaceutical companies around the world, and quite frankly, we think it should stop," stated Joseph Armato, an industry-leading contractor for over 25 years, who in his spare...

2013-07-16 08:30:49

Dr. Leslie Z. Benet Presents Hurel Achievements at The Boston Society's HT-ADME 2013 Conference NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hurel Corporation ("Hurel"), a world-leading provider of advanced artificial tissue constructs and microfluidic cell-based assay platforms, today announced the commercial launch of its innovative in vitro product suite utilizing liver cells of the rat, dog and human species. The announcement coincided with Hurel's Scientific Advisory...

2013-07-10 12:26:31

Award Recognizes Best Scientific Paper Presented at Europe's Largest Laboratory Animal Science Meeting INDIANAPOLIS, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Harlan Laboratories, a leading contract research organization and research models and services company, is pleased to announce that a team of scientists from the Center of PhenoGenomics at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland was the recipient of the inaugural Harlan Best Communications Award. The award...

2013-06-27 08:31:01

NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. and WASHINGTON, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Humane Society of the United States, the nation's largest animal protection organization, announced its investment in Hurel Corporation ("Hurel"), a leading developer of technology that can replace animals in drug development and chemical testing. Hurel, a pioneer of "organ on a chip" in vitro systems for drug development, focuses on the production of 3-dimensional tissue cultures that simulate and...

2013-06-12 23:22:15

PETA has announced a new list of cruelty-free cosmetics. TheBeautyPlace.com is offering commentary in light of PETA's recent list. (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 Many of the products families use everyday are still being tested on animals. Cosmetics like toothpaste and mascara are characteristically tested on rabbits and guinea pigs. Luckily, times are changing and numerous companies are turning to humane alternatives in order to become cruelty-free products. The good news is that there are a large...

2013-05-28 12:27:05

GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for In Vitro Sciences Inc., (IIVS) a world renowned leader in the validation, training, and application of non-animal test methods, announces the formation of ICARAA: Industry Council for the Advancement of Regulatory Acceptance of Alternatives. ICARAA was formed in response to international regulations that still require animal testing to assess the safety of cosmetic and personal care products. "Many companies have...


Latest Animal testing Reference Libraries

The Axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum
2014-02-03 08:59:54

Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) may also be referred to as the Mexican salamander or the Mexican walking fish. The Axolotl is a member of the Ambystomatidae family and although its common name may suggest it is a fish, it is an amphibian. Axolotl are found exclusively in Mexico. The species situates, near Mexico City, on the bottom of Xochimilco’s lakes. Unlike most salamanders, Axolotl keep its larval features throughout its entire life and very rarely ever emerge from water. A condition...

Knockout Mouse
2013-10-02 11:52:01

A Knockout Mouse is a genetically engineered mouse in which researchers have inactivated, or “knocked out,” an existing gene by replacing it or disrupting it with an artificial piece of DNA. The loss of gene activity frequently causes changes in a mouse’s phenotype, which includes appearance, behavior, or other apparent and biochemical characteristics. Knockout mice are significant animal models for studying the role of genes which have been sequenced but whose functions haven’t...

House Mouse, Mus musculus
2012-05-01 11:42:07

Even in the wild, this rodent is associated with humans by destroying crops and stored food. The house mouse is also known as the fancy mouse, a common pet. It is also a widely used laboratory animal, important for testing in genetics, biology, and medicine. There are three recognized subspecies of the house mouse. These mice thrive in a number of locations including fields, houses, and commercial structures. An adult male house mouse can have a body length of up to 3.9 in, and tail length...

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