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This school year, respect, don’t dissect!

The beginning of a new school year is right around the corner, and it is important to make this year count for animals used in education. Tens of millions of…

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It’s Time to Re-Prioritize our Research Investments

A few months ago, NAVS alerted you to a disturbing effort being made by the animal research community to increase nonhuman primate research for vaccine development. As you may recall,…

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Keep your pets safe while you enjoy Independence Day

While Independence Day celebrations can be fun for people, the festivities can be frightening and dangerous for animals. Noisy fireworks and other celebrations can startle companion animals and cause them…

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Catching up with IFER Fellowship Recipient Xingrui Mou

This week’s Science First highlights the work of Xingrui Mou, recipient of an International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) Graduate Fellowship for Alternatives to the Use of Animals in Science,…

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Poll: Fewer Americans Support Medical Testing on Animals

Each year, we at NAVS eagerly await the release of the annual Gallup Poll on Values and Beliefs, because it has helped us track how Americans feel about medical testing…

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NAVS and IFER play leading roles at annual SIVB meeting

NAVS has long supported the Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB), a professional organization focused on cell-based biological research and development and the application of these advancements to science and…

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Catching up with IFER Fellowship Recipient Orla Dunne

This week’s Science First highlights the work of Orla Dunne, recent recipient of the International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) Graduate Fellowship for Alternatives to the Use of Animals in…

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Maryland officially passes humane cosmetics act (HCA) legislation

This past Friday, Maryland officially became the 5th state to pass humane cosmetics act (HCA) legislation. Once enacted on July 1, 2022, this legislation will ban the sale in Maryland…

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What Does the Future Hold for Human Relevant Research Models?

Dr. Donald Ingber, Founding Director of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, and mentor of former IFER fellowship recipient Bryan Hassell, was recently interviewed in Nature…

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NAVS Recognizes Student Achievements at International Science Fair

Earlier this month, NAVS judges virtually attended the world’s largest science competition for pre-college students, the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), where we once again had the pleasure…