Hawaii: Student Choice Bills Introduced in Senate and House

Name: Student Informed Consent for Animal Dissection Number: SB 2698 and HB 1968 Ask the Hawaii legislature to vote “yes” on bills to ensure that students are not punished for standing up for their right to choose humane dissection alternatives in the classroom. UPDATE: … Continued

More Reporting Flaws Revealed in Animal Experiments

Over the last several months, we’ve shared with you concerns from the scientific community about the validity of animal experimentation. Previously, we discussed widespread reproducibility issues, which often stemmed from problems with the design and execution of animal experiments. This … Continued

Catching up with IFER Fellowship Recipient Bryan Hassell

This week’s Science First highlights the work of Bryan Hassell, recipient of the International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) Graduate Fellowship for Alternatives to the Use of Animals in Science. NAVS recently had the opportunity to touch base with Bryan, … Continued

Non-Animal Models Advance Alzheimer’s Research

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting memory, thinking and behavior. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, over 5 million Americans suffered from Alzheimer’s in 2015, and numbers are expected to grow. Despite decades of tremendous effort, researchers … Continued

How Will NIH Plan Impact Animal Use?

At the end of last month, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released its five-year Strategic Plan to advance its mission “to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to … Continued