USDA Cited 60 Percent Fewer Animal Welfare Violations in 2018
USDA Cited 60 Percent Fewer Animal Welfare Violations in 2018
The drop may be due to fewer inspections, but critics say the USDA also appears to be avoiding documenting the violations.
USDA Cited 60 Percent Fewer Animal Welfare Violations in 2018
USDA Cited 60 Percent Fewer Animal Welfare Violations in 2018

The drop may be due to fewer inspections, but critics say the USDA also appears to be avoiding documenting the violations.

The drop may be due to fewer inspections, but critics say the USDA also appears to be avoiding documenting the violations.

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Swiss Researchers Struggle to Get Animal Experiments Approved
Swiss Researchers Struggle to Get Animal Experiments Approved
Diana Kwon | Jan 8, 2019
Scientists say that increasingly rigorous licensing procedures have complicated research efforts—and in some cases, stopped experiments completely.
Top Technical Advances in 2018
Top Technical Advances in 2018
Shawna Williams | Dec 24, 2018
The year’s most impressive achievements include ecology research via drone, mice with two dads, and the use of artificial intelligence to identify and monitor cancer cells.
Experiments on Dogs Will Continue, VA Secretary Says
Experiments on Dogs Will Continue, VA Secretary Says
Jef Akst | Nov 12, 2018
Robert Wilkie, head of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, defends controversial research practices that have been heavily criticized by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
Former Students Allege Mistreatment of Lab Animals at Calgary<strong>&nbsp;</strong>
Former Students Allege Mistreatment of Lab Animals at Calgary 
Catherine Offord | Aug 9, 2018
The university is carrying out a review of animal handling in the now-closed lab of neuropsychologist Vedran Lovic.
Lab Animal Use in the UK Dips Below 2010 Levels
Lab Animal Use in the UK Dips Below 2010 Levels
Katarina Zimmer | Jul 27, 2018
A report finds a decline in the number of experiments involving animals in 2017, noting a particular decrease in procedures on dogs and primates.
US Scientists’ Letter Calls for Transparency in Animal Research
US Scientists’ Letter Calls for Transparency in Animal Research
Ashley Yeager | Jun 21, 2018
Nearly 600 signatories, including four Nobel Prize winners, urge openness about animal experiments.
Bringing the Internet of Things into the Lab
Bringing the Internet of Things into the Lab
Abby Olena | Jun 1, 2018
The IoT can link up many facets of research—from laboratory equipment to ideas—but scientists must be ready for the questions its implementation could raise.
USDA to Warn Some Facilities Ahead of Animal Welfare Inspections
USDA to Warn Some Facilities Ahead of Animal Welfare Inspections
Jim Daley | May 18, 2018
A pilot program announced last month will consider combining announced and surprise inspections.
Shoddy Preclinical Data Used in Clinical Trial Proposals
Shoddy Preclinical Data Used in Clinical Trial Proposals
Kerry Grens | Apr 5, 2018
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.