Humane Scientific Advancements to Be Thankful For

This week marks Thanksgiving, an occasion to reflect on what we are thankful for and to celebrate with friends and family. We’d like to use this opportunity to share with you some of the science-related events that NAVS is thankful … Continued

Reevaluation of the 3 Rs

Recently, Science First highlighted an article in Alternatives to Laboratory Animals (ATLA) entitled “Barriers to the Uptake of Human-based Test Methods, and How to Overcome Them.” The article emphasized a number of obstacles to the wide-spread adoption of non-animal methods, … Continued

Victory! NIH to Retire ALL Remaining Chimpanzees

NAVS celebrates decision to send government-owned chimpanzees to sanctuaries On Monday, November 16, National Institutes of Health (NIH) director Francis Collins announced, in an email to NIH administrators, his decision to permanently retire the NIH’S remaining 50 chimpanzees to sanctuaries. These … Continued

Lack of Reproducibility Plagues the Scientific Community

Last year, the Roundtable on Science and Welfare in Laboratory Animal Use organized a meeting in which scientists from around the world gathered to discuss the issue of reproducibility in experiments using animal models. They identified several factors that contribute … Continued