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SF Sep 27

An “Ethical Framework” for Animal Research

Scientists’ thoughts about animal experimentation have evolved over time, with efforts to replace, reduce and refine the use of animals in research now being actively considered prior to experimentation thanks…

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NAVS Alumni Spotlight: Humane Science Award Recipient Krithik Seela

In last week’s Science First, we caught up with Kashish Kumar, recipient of the third place NAVS Humane Science Award at the 2021 International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the…

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The European Parliament Passes a Resolution to End the Use of Animals in Research and Testing

In a nearly unanimous vote of 667 to 4, the European Parliament on Wednesday passed a historic resolution that calls on the European Commission to phase out all animal experiments.…

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NAVS Alumni Spotlight: ISEF Humane Science Award Recipient Kashish Kumar

This week’s Science First “NAVS Alumni Spotlight” catches up with Kashish Kumar, recipient of the NAVS Humane Science Award at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) this year. ISEF…

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Mexico Bans Animal Testing For Cosmetics

Mexico Becomes First Nation in North America to Pass a Law Banning Animal Testing for Cosmetics In a major win for animals, late last week, Mexico joined the 41 other…

SF September6

Forced Swim Tests on Animals Under Scrutiny

The results of animal studies in biomedical and behavioral research often do not translate to humans. A particular animal test used in depression research has recently been scrutinized for this…

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Focus on Humane Education at International Teachers’ Conference

Last week, NAVS attended the virtual Educators for Animals Conference, sponsored by Humane Canada. This international gathering brought together hundreds of educators from around the world to discuss ways to…

SF August 23

Medical Schools Find Value in Virtual Dissections

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges for educators across the world and forced many of them to rethink the way they deliver course content. For instance, many educators teaching biology…

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NAVS’ Expertise to Shine at Animal Alternatives Conference

The World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences is the longest running series of international scientific meetings focused on the 3 R’s (replacement, refinement and reduction) of animal…

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Human Brain Organoid Model Provides Autism Insights

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) comprise a complex collection of developmental disabilities that can cause considerable behavioral, communication and social challenges. While there are likely many causes of ASD, including biologic,…