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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

Organs-on-chips continue to make headlines–and progress

Human intestinal inflammatory diseases are common and complex conditions that involve interactions between gut microbes, intestinal cells and components of the immune system. While dozens of animal models are available to study gut inflammation, many researchers have come to recognize … Continued

Where are the numbers, APHIS?

One of NAVS’ primary initiatives has been fighting for transparency about animal research in the U.S.  As you know, transparency surrounding animal use directly impacts our animal welfare efforts, as understanding trends in animal use can help us better gauge … Continued

USDA Removes More Animal Welfare Records

Each year around this time, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) makes available its Research Facility Annual Summary Reports. These annual reports summarize how many Animal Welfare Act-covered animals were used in research during the prior year and specify … Continued