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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.
FDA Study Halted After Jane Goodall Objects
Bob Grant | Sep 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.”
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.
The Trouble With Sex in Science
Kerry Grens | Aug 9, 2016
Researchers argue for the consideration of hormones and sex chromosomes in preclinical experiments.
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.
Reproducibility Initiative Shrinks
Kerry Grens | Dec 3, 2015
Budget issues are limiting the number of studies the Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology will try to re-do.
OU Baboon Program to Close
Kerry Grens | Sep 9, 2015
A research primate–breeding facility at the University of Oklahoma will phase out operations over the next few years.
Captive Chimps Endangered, Too
Jef Akst | Jun 15, 2015
The US Fish and Wildlife Service moves captive chimpanzees under the umbrella of federal protection that covers their wild counterparts.
University Fined for Muskoxen Deaths
Kerry Grens | Jun 11, 2014
The US Department of Agriculture penalizes the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, over the deaths of 12 muskoxen.
NIH to Cut Back on Chimp Research
Chris Palmer | Jun 26, 2013
The NIH will significantly reduce the use of chimpanzees in biomedical research and retire the majority of its chimps to sanctuaries.