Taking The Next Steps To Cut Out Dissection

This story originally appeared in the Winter 2019 issue of Animal Action.  Animal dissection continues to be a commonly-performed classroom exercise in the United States and has been a deeply-rooted tradition in American biology classrooms for decades. Not all students … Continued

Using Smarter Science to Tackle Brain Cancer

As a first-year recipient of the NAVS/International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) Graduate Fellowship, Sarah Stuart is passionate about developing better, and more humane, cancer models to improve human health.  Under the mentorship of Dr. Rod Luwor, Sarah has been … Continued

Quest For Transparency

This story originally appeared in the Summer 2019 issue of Animal Action.  Why information on animal use is getting harder to obtain—and what NAVS is doing about it. On its face, the issue of “transparency” may not seem like the … Continued

No More Monkey Business

This story originally appeared in the Spring 2019 issue of Animal Action.  Nonhuman primate research is on the rise. Here’s why—and how we’re going to reverse the trend. Bred in captivity, they’re torn away from their mothers when they are … Continued

Smoking Robot May Save Human–and Animal–Lives

Cigarette smoke exposure is a major cause of human disease and a leading cause of death around the world. Although we know smoking causes lung disease, limitations with existing cell and animal models have hindered researchers from fully understanding the … Continued

Animal “donors” are the wrong solution to transplant shortage

According to popular science journals Nature and Science, 2020 could be a problematic year for research animals, particularly those involved in experiments surrounding xenotransplantation. Scientists have been looking into xenotransplantation, the process of transplanting tissues or organs between members of … Continued