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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.
Study: Rat Moms’ Diets Affect Offspring Obesity Risk
Jef Akst | Dec 15, 2016
Female rats fed a typical Western diet had offspring that were at higher risk of obesity than moms fed low-fat, high-grain meals.
Toward Treating Alzheimer’s Disease with Brain Waves
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 7, 2016
In a mouse model, researchers mitigated three Alzheimer’s disease–associated symptoms by stimulating gamma waves with light.
Project Seeks to Improve Image of Animal Research
Kerry Grens | Sep 11, 2016
A new initiative in Germany aims to increase the public’s comfort with animal-based science; US government holds workshop on nonhuman primate research.
Study: Ship Noise Disturbs Humpback Whales’ Meals
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 11, 2016
Researchers report the first evidence that nearby vessels may impair the cetaceans’ foraging abilities.
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.
Research Chimps Being Retired
Tanya Lewis | May 6, 2016
A Louisiana research center is sending more than 200 chimpanzees to a sanctuary in Georgia.
Congress Subpoenas Medical Organizations
Bob Grant | Apr 5, 2016
A US House of Representatives panel has requested information from several research bodies and abortion providers as part of a sweeping investigation of fetal tissue research.
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.
Embattled Chimps Relocate
Kerry Grens | Jan 9, 2016
After losing out on “personhood” in a legal battle, two chimpanzees that were held at a university in New York return to a research center in Louisiana.