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Great Ape Research Decision

By | March 12, 2013

The NIH will decide what to do with its research chimpanzees by the end of this month.

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NIH Chimps Pushed Toward Retirement

By | January 24, 2013

A National Institutes of Health working group urges the agency to send most of its chimpanzees to a national sanctuary and halt half of the experiments involving such animals.

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Lab Safety in the Spotlight

By | January 4, 2013

An international survey suggests that labs may not be safe as researchers think.

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Lab Animals Lose Transportation

By | September 24, 2012

FedEx and UPS make further restrictions on their shipments of animals for experimental use.

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Measuring Rabbit Pain

By | September 10, 2012

Researchers develop a scale for rabbits, akin to the grimace scale used for laboratory mice, to help assess pain during routine lab procedures.

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Dog Drug Research Threatened

By | August 2, 2012

The temporary closure of an Italian research dog breeder amid allegations of maltreatment could spell the end for the facility.

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Surgical Art

By | June 1, 2012

In 1929 and 1930, Johns Hopkins Medical School surgeon Warfield Firor carried out a series of experiments to determine how long blood could flow between animals with joined circulatory systems. Without using any anti-coagulants, Firor attempted to es

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The Blood Exchange, Circa 1930

By | June 1, 2012

Early 20th century cross circulation experiments on dogs paved the way for milestones in human cardiac surgery.

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Lab Animal Transport Ends

By | March 15, 2012

The last company that ferried research animals into the UK halted service after pressure from an animal rights group.

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Harvard Primate Director Resigns

By | March 5, 2012

The interim director of Harvard’s New England Primate Research Center stepped down amidst monkey deaths and animal welfare citations.

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