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2012-08-16 01:07:15

Agency moves toward elimination of some tests on animals as PETA urges it to go further In public comments submitted yesterday, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) applauds the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB) for announcing its plans to allow firms to secure exemptions from the target animal batch safety tests (TABST) that have until now been required for each batch of veterinary biologics products, including live and...

2012-08-07 23:00:10

Additional Reconnaissance Robots Sent to U.S. Forces in Afghanistan Reston, VA (PRWEB) August 07, 2012 QinetiQ North America (QNA) has received a $4.3M order for additional Dragon Runner 10 (DR-10) robots to provide near term operational support to the U.S. Marine Corps. This urgent order for QNA´s lightweight, throwable robots follows two previous DR-10 orders to support both the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps. “DR-10 weighs about ten pounds and fits in a rucksack. This...

Animal Testing Center Project Should Be Scaled Back
2012-07-14 04:55:10

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Plans for a billion-dollar facility to study potentially fatal animal diseases should be scaled back, officials from the National Research Council (NRC) said in a government-commissioned report released on Friday. The National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NABF), which would be built in Manhattan, Kansas, has some experts concerned that diseases being studied at the center could escape the center and cause immense agricultural...


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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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