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Reprioritizing the 3 R’s

Sixty years ago, William Russell and Rex Burch introduced the concept of the “3 R’s”— the replacement, reduction and refinement of animal use— in an effort to advance animal welfare standards and reduce animal use in science. In many ways, … Continued

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

Make the Call for Cruelty-Free Cosmetics

The Personal Care Products Safety Act, S 726, under consideration by the Senate, would ensure that personal care products sold to consumers, as well as the ingredients that comprise the products, are safe. Importantly, while the final wording is still being deliberated, this bill is also … 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