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NAVS review of new government report details increase in animal use

Last week, NAVS received a long-awaited report from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) that revealed a disturbing trend: the overall number…

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Hawaii bans cosmetics testing on animals

Late last week, Hawaii became the sixth U.S. state to ban the sale of cosmetics tested on animals. The Hawaii Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act (HCFCA) has passed the final vote in the…

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Catching up with IFER Fellowship Recipient Aline Zbinden

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

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ISEF is Back!

NAVS is proud of the investments we make in not only promoting the value of humane science, but in supporting the development of scientific approaches and models that can reduce,…

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Meet IFER Fellowship Recipient Prashant Hariharan

In this week’s Science First, we’d like to introduce you to Prashant Hariharan, a recent recipient of the NAVS/International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) Graduate Fellowship for Alternatives to the…

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Animal Research Accountability Troubles Continue

Having accurate information about the use of animals in experiments is critical for advancing NAVS’ efforts to educate our supporters, members of the general public and policymakers. But collecting this…

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Catching up with IFER Fellowship Recipient Joost Brinks

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

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Non-animal organoids making waves in brain studies

Through our support of the International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER), NAVS is funding the development of human-relevant, cell-based models as powerful alternatives to animal experiments. We see great promise…

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Tackling Brain Cancer with Smarter Science

Sarah Stuart, a second-year recipient of the NAVS/International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) Graduate Fellowship, continues to make great strides toward developing better, and more humane, cancer models to improve…

The rhesus macaque is one of the best-known species of Old World monkeys. It is listed as Least Concern in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and its tolerance of a broad range of habitats.

Monkeys are not the answer

A few months ago in Science First, we shared with you efforts being made by the animal research community to increase nonhuman primate research for vaccine development. The articles discussed…