Gallup Poll Holds Disappointing News for Animals

How do Americans feel about medical testing on animals? A Gallup poll that has been tracking responses to this question since 2001 revealed last week that 56% of Americans view medical testing on animals as “morally acceptable.”  The good news … Continued

The Promise of Cell-Based Alternatives

NAVS has long supported the Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB), a professional organization focused on cell-based biological research and development and the significant application of these advancements to science and society. We are proud to provide regular grants in … Continued

And then there were six

Each year, thanks to your generosity and commitment to advancing science without harming animals, NAVS awards a grant to the International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER). This grant funds Graduate Student Fellowships for the next generation of researchers—the young men … Continued

Moving away from animal-derived antibodies

Antibodies are important tools in science because they are capable of binding to their unique biological targets with a high level of specificity. As a result, scientists use them in many ways: for research, diagnostics, therapeutics and regulatory procedures. Although … Continued

FDA identifies areas of need for non-animal alternatives

Representatives from the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently drafted a commentary that addressed the Center’s outlook on the challenges and opportunities of using alternatives in drug development, especially for regulatory … Continued

News from the Smarter Science Front

NAVS is proud of the continued investment we make not only in promoting the value of humane science, but also in supporting the development of scientific approaches and models that can reduce, and we hope one day replace, the use … Continued

Top 5 Reasons Animal Experiments Need to End

During World Week for Animals in Laboratories, an international week of commemoration for animals in research, we are reminded of the millions of animals who are subjected to experimentation each year.  Commemorating the lives of research animals, however, is the … Continued