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Interesting public cases versus academic freedom cases related to animal research

From Sullivan v. Univ. from washingtondecided yesterday by Judge Richard Jones (WD Wash.): The University of Washington’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (“IACUC”) oversees animal research conducted at the university. The committee “approves and monitors all proposed projects that include vertebrates or cephalopods” to “ensure[e] that animals receive the care, treatment and respect they […]

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Animal Research Assistant job at MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY – SYDNEY AUSTRALIA

Salary package: $75,400 to $85,728 per year (HEW level 5), plus 17% employer pension contribution and annual leave Type of appointment: Full time, 12 month CDD. Location of Macquarie University (North Ryde) The role We are looking for an enthusiastic research assistant to work on various funded projects to develop new […]

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How does animal research work in New Zealand?

University of Otago/Fourni An example of the cage system used by universities, in which all cages are individually ventilated. Animal research is an issue shrouded in controversy – in New Zealand the use of animals in research, testing or teaching is covered by strict controls covered by the Animal Welfare Act 1999. But are the […]

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UBC releases 2020 animal research statistics

University News Dec 9 2021 | for more information, contact Matthieu ramsey UBC’s summary of the animals involved in research at the university in 2020 is now available. This is the eleventh consecutive year that the university has published the data. UBC is one of the few Canadian universities to publish animal research statistics annually. […]

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Animal research in Switzerland in 2020 – let’s talk about research

November 12, 2021 We have translated the statistics of animal research carried out in Switzerland in 2020 and these data are summarized below. Overall there was 556,107 animals used for research and animal experimentation in Switzerland in 2020 – a decrease of 2.8% compared to 2019. Click to enlarge The collection of statistical data on […]

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AAMC joins comments clarifying animal research reporting requirements

The AAMC joined the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) and the National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR) in comments submitted Oct. 28 to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on ways to clarify reporting requirements in the care and use of animals in medical research. The three associations responded specifically to a notice of July […]

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Lasker Awards 2021 highlight invaluable role of animal research – Speaking of research

September 29e 2021 the Lasker Prize are among the most prestigious medical awards in the United States Awarded annually, these awards given by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation be used for “shine the spotlight on fundamental biological discoveries and clinical advances that improve human health, and draw attention to the importance of public support […]

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Animal research in Switzerland in 2019 – let’s talk about research

August 24, 2021 We have translated the statistics of animal research carried out in Switzerland in 2019 and these data are summarized below. Overall there was 572,069 animals used for research and animal experimentation in Switzerland in 2019 – a decrease of 2.4% compared to 2018. According to the Federal Veterinary Office, the BLV, this […]

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New commitment for more transparency on animal research

Scientists have pledged to be more open about how they use animals in research and education, in a just-announced deal, the first of its kind outside of Europe. Photo / 123RF Scientists have pledged to be more open about how they use animals in research and education, in a just-announced deal, the first of its […]

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Update on AIDS and Zika Vaccines – Speaking of Research

April 19, 2021Professor Christopher Petkov While we have focused on updates on Covid-19 vaccines and their reliance on research with non-human animals, including primates (as an example, see here), two more Developments focused on treatments for AIDS and Zika fever have caught our attention. These fall under the theme #MPAR, made possible by animal research. […]

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Comment: Thanks to animal research for COVID-19 vaccines | Columnists

MATTHEW R. BAILEY The race to vaccinate the country is on. People are starting to receive the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Moderna. It is the second vaccine to receive emergency use authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration, after that of Pfizer and BioNTech. Creating a coronavirus vaccine in less than a year is […]

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University vet discusses animal research at BYU

BYU is home to reptiles, mice, rats, chickens, pigeons, and plenty of fish – and vet Sandy Garrett is responsible for making sure they’re all taken care of. Almost all of BYU’s animals are used for research, with the exception of the reptiles in the Monte L. Bean Museum’s Live Animal Show. Each animal is […]

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is it a necessary evil?

Every year millions of animals are used in scientific research across the UK. Statistics suggest that nearly four million scientific procedures were performed on animals in 2016 alone. The majority of these involved mice (73%), followed by fish (14%), rats (6% ) and birds (4%). The remaining proportion was made up of other species including […]

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How to Explain Animal Research on Your Institution’s Website – Let’s Talk Research

Exactly three years ago, Speaking of Research published a page listing one hundred statements on animal research from research institutions, universities, medical research charities, pharmaceutical companies, scientific societies, and more. . After a year of developing this list, we have introduced a rating system that allows organizations to know the quality of their declaration. We […]