Australian Research Faces Impending Scarcity of Lab Rodents
Australian Research Faces Impending Scarcity of Lab Rodents
The Australian biomedical research community is stunned by the announced wind-down of the country’s biggest supplier of mice and rats.
Australian Research Faces Impending Scarcity of Lab Rodents
Australian Research Faces Impending Scarcity of Lab Rodents

The Australian biomedical research community is stunned by the announced wind-down of the country’s biggest supplier of mice and rats.

The Australian biomedical research community is stunned by the announced wind-down of the country’s biggest supplier of mice and rats.

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USDA Only Carries Out Partial Inspections of Some Animal Labs
USDA Only Carries Out Partial Inspections of Some Animal Labs
Catherine Offord | May 5, 2021
The agency moved to scale back its monitoring in 2019 in a way that experts in animal welfare law say was secretive, Science reveals.
Pain Researcher Quits Academia, Takes Lab Home with Him
Pain Researcher Quits Academia, Takes Lab Home with Him
Jef Akst | May 1, 2021
After resigning from the University of New England last year, Geoffrey Bove continues to study the effects of massage on rats in a facility he set up in his house.
STRANGE Framework Addresses Bias in Animal Behavior Research
STRANGE Framework Addresses Bias in Animal Behavior Research
Amanda Heidt | Jan 27, 2021
The journal Ethology is the first to adopt the guidelines, aimed at clarifying experimental design and the potential biases within.
Shrew Brains Shrink During Winter
Shrew Brains Shrink During Winter
Abby Olena | Dec 3, 2020
The animals kill off around one-quarter of the neurons in their somatosensory cortex, perhaps to save energy, and the cells appear to return the following summer.
Animal Movement Data Reveal Effects of Climate Change in Arctic
Animal Movement Data Reveal Effects of Climate Change in Arctic
Amanda Heidt | Nov 5, 2020
Environmental engineer Gil Bohrer discusses how long-term, large-scale tracking data can shed light on the unexpected ways animals are responding to changes in the Arctic.
Majority of Respondents Support Chimeric Animal Research: Survey
Majority of Respondents Support Chimeric Animal Research: Survey
Amanda Heidt | Oct 1, 2020
Almost 60 percent of people in a new study on attitudes in the US felt comfortable using animals to grow human organs from induced pluripotent stem cells.
Animal Facilities Make Tough Decisions as Pandemic Closes Labs
Animal Facilities Make Tough Decisions as Pandemic Closes Labs
Abby Olena | Mar 27, 2020
Many researchers have stopped breeding mice, reduced the size of colonies, and established contingency plans in case animal care staff get sick.
Animal Welfare Records Return to USDA Website
Animal Welfare Records Return to USDA Website
Jef Akst | Feb 20, 2020
The inspection reports that had been removed a few years ago due to privacy concerns have resurfaced, pleasing animal rights advocates.
FDA Now Allows Certain Lab Animals to Be Retired and Adopted
FDA Now Allows Certain Lab Animals to Be Retired and Adopted
Lisa Winter | Feb 11, 2020
Current bills in Congress would apply similar provisions to all federal agencies.
German Lab Faces Criminal Charges After Undercover Investigation
German Lab Faces Criminal Charges After Undercover Investigation
Shawna Williams | Oct 16, 2019
Video taken at the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology contract testing facility appears to show mistreatment of monkeys, dogs, and cats.
Bar-Headed Geese Slow Their Metabolism to Soar over Everest
Bar-Headed Geese Slow Their Metabolism to Soar over Everest
Nicoletta Lanese | Sep 4, 2019
The birds also decrease their heart rate and chill their blood to maintain flight in hypoxic conditions.
Fixing the Flaws in Animal Research
Fixing the Flaws in Animal Research
Diana Kwon | Sep 1, 2019
Many preclinical studies carried out in vivo are poorly designed and generate irreproducible data, but efforts to address the problem are on the rise.
Image of the Day: Fluorescent Sharks
Image of the Day: Fluorescent Sharks
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 13, 2019
A newfound family of metabolites emits green light in response to the blue light of the deep ocean, causing certain sharks to glow.
Image of the Day: Harbor Seal Wearables
Image of the Day: Harbor Seal Wearables
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 2, 2019
External satellite transmitters fitted to the animals’ heads track their movements and habitat use.
Forced-Swim Test Criticized as Uninformative, Cruel
Forced-Swim Test Criticized as Uninformative, Cruel
Catherine Offord | Jul 22, 2019
Some researchers and animal rights groups are amplifying their opposition to an assay that measures how long a rodent tries to stay afloat.
Prominent Mouse Genetics Center Could be Shuttered
Prominent Mouse Genetics Center Could be Shuttered
Shawna Williams | Jun 21, 2019
Staff at the UK’s Harwell Institute were notified that a strategy board recommended halting its academic work, but a final decision is months away.
Opinion: Transparency Is Critical to Defend Animal Research
Opinion: Transparency Is Critical to Defend Animal Research
Cindy Buckmaster | Apr 11, 2019
Research organizations should start sharing with the public information, stories, photos, and videos on how animals are cared for and used in science.
Termination of USDA’s Toxoplasmosis Lab Concerns Parasitologists
Termination of USDA’s Toxoplasmosis Lab Concerns Parasitologists
Shawna Williams | Apr 10, 2019
Some researchers say the abrupt end of the program will hobble the fight against a common parasite.
Humane Society Successfully Campaigns to End Pesticide Test on Dogs
Humane Society Successfully Campaigns to End Pesticide Test on Dogs
Shawna Williams | Apr 8, 2019
After the release of an undercover investigation, Corteva Agrisciences announces it will release 36 beagles for rehoming.