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Applications for Phase 1 and 2 human studies in Germany frequently lack sufficient information about an intervention’s efficacy in animal experiments, according to a new study.  

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The findings highlight the need for long-term monitoring of children exposed to the virus, say scientists. 

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In 2017, the agency began posting redacted records, but Congress is now demanding full transparency.

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image: Animals Start New Lives After Time in the Lab

Animals Start New Lives After Time in the Lab

By Ashley Yeager | March 16, 2018

Scientists and others have been opening their homes to research animals after the studies conclude, with legislation in some states now mandating adoption.

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Including as few as two labs in a study improved the odds of getting the true effect size by as much as 23 percentage points, according to a replication model.

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The BMJ inquiry finds that researchers presented only select results from animal experiments when applying for funding and approval for human trials.

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FDA Study Halted After Jane Goodall Objects

By Bob Grant | September 26, 2017

The primatologist had written to the agency that the trial, which involved observing the effects of nicotine addiction in squirrel monkeys, was “cruel and unnecessary.”

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image: The Caterpillar that Cries Wolf

The Caterpillar that Cries Wolf

By Mary Bates | September 22, 2017

In a case of acoustic deception, caterpillars mimic bird alarm calls to defend themselves.

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The genomes of two species of water bears reveal clues about how they persist in extreme conditions, yet don’t resolve the animals’ debated evolutionary story.

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image: UK Researchers Used Fewer Animals Last Year

UK Researchers Used Fewer Animals Last Year

By Bob Grant | July 13, 2017

Experiments involving animals dropped by more than 200,000, or 5 percent, in 2016.

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