The Reproducibility Crisis: Old Habits Die Hard

It has been a while since we’ve reported on the reproducibility crisis in preclinical research, but it’s not because the problem has been getting better.  It’s been estimated that between 51% and 89% of animal studies are not reproducible. In … Continued

Is it time to replace the 3 R’s?

More than sixty years have passed since Russell and Burch introduced the “3 R’s” concept—reduction, refinement and replacement of animal use—to advance animal welfare standards and reduce animal use in science. Though the 3 R’s have long been considered to … Continued

Most VA Dog Experiments Deemed Unnecessary

NAVS has long advocated that dogs should not be subjected to unnecessary pain and experimentation. Yet every year, tens of thousands of dogs are used in such research in the United States alone.  A recent report, written by experts convened … Continued

Organoids Advance COVID-19 Research

As the world continues to see the number of COVID-19 cases rise—and braces for a potential second wave—time is of the essence to scientifically investigate the coronavirus and discover approaches for tackling it. We previously reported in Science First how … Continued

Keep your pets safe while you enjoy Independence Day

  While Independence Day celebrations can be fun for people, the festivities can be frightening and dangerous for animals. Noisy fireworks and other celebrations can startle companion animals and cause them to run away. According to the American Veterinary Medical … Continued