animal welfare
Anxious Crayfish
Anxious Crayfish
Kerry Grens | Jun 16, 2014
A crustacean appears anxious after a stressful experience, but a drug can fix it, according to a new study.
University Fined for Muskoxen Deaths
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.
More Openness on Lab Animals
More Openness on Lab Animals
Kerry Grens | May 15, 2014
Dozens of U.K. research groups agree to publicly disclose more information about their animal subjects.
Shift in Animal Research-Related Attacks
Shift in Animal Research-Related Attacks
Kerry Grens | Mar 13, 2014
Animal rights extremists have more recently targeted individuals, rather than the universities they work for, according to a new report.  
Antibody Maker Headed to Court
Antibody Maker Headed to Court
Bob Grant | Feb 17, 2014
The USDA claims that Santa Cruz Biotechnology, one of the biggest suppliers of antibodies for laboratory research, repeatedly violated the Animal Welfare Act.
Harvard Fined for Animal Welfare Violations
Harvard Fined for Animal Welfare Violations
Bob Grant | Dec 20, 2013
The US Department of Agriculture has penalized Harvard Medical School more than $24,000 for animal welfare violations involving monkeys used for research.
Harvard to Close Primate Center
Harvard to Close Primate Center
Dan Cossins | Apr 26, 2013
The NIH-funded New England Primate Research Center is to be shuttered after 50 years of operation because of the grim outlook for federal funding.
Italy Animal Lab Trashed
Italy Animal Lab Trashed
Jef Akst | Apr 24, 2013
Animal-rights activists devastate a psychiatric research lab at the University of Milan.
More Animal Welfare Problems at UCSF
More Animal Welfare Problems at UCSF
Dan Cossins | Nov 27, 2012
Lab inspection reports and internal documents reveal incidents involving the mistreatment of research animals at the University of California, San Francisco.
Measuring Rabbit Pain
Elise Andrew | Sep 10, 2012
Researchers develop a scale for rabbits, akin to the grimace scale used for laboratory mice, to help assess pain during routine lab procedures.