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Stop the NIAAA from funding alcohol experiments on animals

Stop the NIAAA from Funding Alcohol Experiments on Animals
Action Alert | June 19, 2014

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, or NIAAA, is currently funding alcohol experiments that result in the pain, suffering, and certain death of animals. Take action today to stop them.

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In Vitro Human Immune Cells Effective in Evaluating New Vaccines
Breaking Research News | June 19, 2014

Human immune cells may be a new alternative to animals for evaluating new vaccine candidates, according to a study published in ALTEX.

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Human Cell Culture Can Predict Potential Toxicity of Drugs and Other Chemicals
Breaking Research News | June 3, 2013

Primary human cells can be used in place of animals to test environmental and industrial chemicals, according to a new paper published in Nature Biotechnology.

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New NIH Policy to Address Sex Bias in Animal Studies Will Not Solve the Problem in Humans
News Release | May 19, 2014

The NIH announced on May 14, 2014 a new policy that will require researchers applying for grants to address the gender bias in preclinical research by including more female animals in their studies.

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New Scientific Paper Documents Decades of Failure in the Use of Live Animals for Alzheimer's Disease Research
News Release | May 16, 2014

One of the most ill-understood and overwhelming diseases is in dire need of new research and prevention strategies, according to a new scientific paper published in the journal ALTEX.

Southern Illinois Universtiy Cancels Plan to Use Pigs

Southern Illinois University Cancels Plan to Use Pigs in Invasive Training Procedures
News Release | May 30, 2014

Southern Illinois University (SIU) has canceled its plan to use live pigs in its emergency medicine residency program and will instead continue using human-relevant methods.

Billboard Confronts Wayne State Over Dog Experiments

Billboard Confronts Wayne State Over Dog Experiments
News Release | Feb. 7, 2014

A hard-hitting Physicians Committee billboard that has gone up near Wayne State University criticizes use of dogs in heart failure experiments.

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