animal models
Opinion: Reuse and Reduce
Opinion: Reuse and Reduce
Valerie Speirs | Jan 16, 2017
Sharing leftover samples from preclinical experiments is one way biomedical researchers can make the most of animal models.
Assessing the Behavior of Lab Animals
Assessing the Behavior of Lab Animals
Amber Dance | Nov 1, 2016
Advances in cage design and monitoring software allow the collection of more realistic data.
Researchers Grow “Frankenstein Ants” to Study Epigenetics
Researchers Grow “Frankenstein Ants” to Study Epigenetics
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Oct 1, 2016
A molecular biologist ventures into entomology to use genetically modified ants as laboratory models of behavioral epigenetics.
Zika-Associated Brain Injuries Found in Monkey Fetus
Zika-Associated Brain Injuries Found in Monkey Fetus
Tracy Vence | Sep 13, 2016
Scientists image fetal brain lesions in a pigtail macaque whose mother was infected with the virus while pregnant.
Will Organs-in-a-Dish Ever Replace Animal Models?
Will Organs-in-a-Dish Ever Replace Animal Models?
Tanya Lewis | Jul 19, 2016
Increasingly sophisticated tissue organoids can model many aspects of disease, but animal studies retain a fundamental role in research, scientists say. 
Nonhuman Primate Model of Zika
Nonhuman Primate Model of Zika
Tanya Lewis | Jun 28, 2016
Researchers infect rhesus macaques with the virus to better study its effects in humans.
Study Linking Cell Phone Use to Cancer Stirs Debate
Study Linking Cell Phone Use to Cancer Stirs Debate
Tanya Lewis | May 27, 2016
Exposing male rats to nonionizing radiation increased the animals’ risk of brain and heart tumors in a study, but the findings are far from conclusive.
TS Picks: May 5, 2016
TS Picks: May 5, 2016
Kerry Grens | May 5, 2016
Zika update edition
Cancer Tissue Repository Launched
Cancer Tissue Repository Launched
Jef Akst | Apr 11, 2016
The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will store tissue samples from patients with leukemia and lymphoma from which scientists can make patient-derived mouse models.
Getting Animal Research Right
Getting Animal Research Right
Andrew Jefcoat | Mar 1, 2016
Regulatory and compliance expectations for animal-based research are demanding, while public and political scrutiny of animal research is rising.