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EU Bans All Products, Ingredients Tested On Animals
2013-03-13 07:21:10

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Score another victory for animals. Roughly six weeks after the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US retired some 400 chimpanzees from being used in lab testing, the European Union (EU) enacted a similar ban. As of immediately, no more new products containing ingredients tested on animals will be allowed on store shelves, regardless of where in the world the tests derived. EU´s commissioner for health and consumer...

2013-02-07 23:01:35

LabRoots ® (http://www.labroots.com) and the Veterinary Bioscience Institute (http://www.vetbiotech.com) are pleased to announce the second annual international BioConference Live (http://www.bioconferencelive.com) event on February 13th and 14th, 2013. Winstion Salem, NC (PRWEB) February 07, 2013 LabRoots ® (http://www.labroots.com) and the Veterinary Bioscience Institute (http://www.vetbiotech.com) are pleased to announce the second annual international BioConference Live...

2012-12-07 05:01:49

Dr. Szczepan Baran, invited speaker at the Swiss Laboratory Animal national meeting, presented on the topic of Rodent Laparoscopy Techniques. Winston Salem, NC (PRWEB) December 06, 2012 The Swiss Laboratory Animal group (SGV) (http://www.sgv.uzh.ch/en/news/index.html) held their national meeting in Zurich, Switzerland on November 19th-20th. “The Swiss Laboratory Animal Science Association was founded in 1987. Its aims are the promotion of laboratory animal science and the furthering...


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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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Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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