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Body-on-a-Chip Tackles Cancer Drug Testing

NAVS has long recognized the potential that organs-on-chips have for reducing and replacing the use of animals in science, which is why we help fund their development through the International Foundation for Ethical Research. We are pleased to share with you some … Continued

EPA to End Animal Testing

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its commitment to moving away from animal testing. Andrew Wheeler, EPA spokesperson, noted in a memo from the agency, that “[s]cientific advancements exist today that allow us to better predict … Continued

“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