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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.
Antibody Maker Loses License Over Animal Welfare Violations
Jef Akst | May 23, 2016
The US Department of Agriculture orders Santa Cruz Biotechnology to pay a $3.5 million fine and to cease selling research antibodies.
Retirement for All NIH Chimps
Kerry Grens | Nov 19, 2015
The remaining 50 animals from a waning research program at the National Institutes of Health will head to sanctuaries.
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.
Brrrr-ying the Results
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2015
Holding laboratory mice at temperatures lower than those the animals prefer could be altering their physiology and skewing experimental results.
USDA Research Facility on Lockdown
Tracy Vence | Mar 10, 2015
The US Department of Agriculture is halting new research at its Meat Animal Research Center until animal welfare-related conditions improve.
OU in Trouble for Animal Treatment
Kerry Grens | Mar 2, 2015
The US Department of Agriculture has cited the University of Oklahoma for abusing baboons.
To Kill a Lab Rat
Kerry Grens | Nov 4, 2014
Some institutions are changing their protocols for rodent euthanasia, as research finds there may be more humane methods.
Certification No Guarantee of Animal Welfare
Kerry Grens | Aug 26, 2014
A report from an animal rights group finds accredited labs violate animal welfare rules more often than non-accredited facilities.