“Mini-Brain” Models Making Brain Waves

Previously in Science First, we introduced you to “mini-brain” models, brain organoids derived from human skin cells which were reprogrammed into neural stem cells and then differentiated into cell types found in the brain. Through the International Foundation for Ethical … Continued

Tackling Cancer with Personalized 3D Organoids

NAVS sees the value of using organoid models to advance our understanding of basic human biology and disease in a human-relevant, animal-free way, which is why we fund organoid research through the International Foundation for Ethical Research. We are particularly … Continued

Saving Animals by Funding Smarter Science

As part of our long-standing commitment to advancing science without harming animals, each year, thanks to your generosity, NAVS awards a grant to the International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) to support graduate students who are developing alternatives to the … Continued

Meet Afiya: NAVS’ Humane Science Award Recipient

Each year at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, NAVS selects exceptional young scientists to be recipients of our Humane Science Award. This award recognizes students who are developing novel non-animal research methodologies. As the only animal advocacy organization … Continued

A Better System for Organ Transplants

The shortage of organs for patients on transplant lists continues to be a large global dilemma. In America alone, there are over 100,000 people waiting on organ transplant lists. The research community seems to think that using animals for human … Continued