Catching up with IFER Fellowship Recipient Aline Zbinden

This week’s Science First highlights the work of Aline Zbinden, recipient of the NAVS/International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) Graduate Fellowship for Alternatives to the Use of Animals in Science. NAVS recently had the opportunity to touch base with Aline, … Continued

More Transparency Trouble

Obtaining data, statistics and details regarding the use—and abuse—of animals in research continues to be increasingly difficult, with roadblocks preventing the free and open access to information. This distressing reality is further supported by the most recent Freedom of Information … Continued

The Game-Changing Body-on-a-Chip

Researchers at the Wyss Institute in Boston have successfully created a revolutionary human-relevant in vitro model, the “body-on-a-chip,” by linking several organ chip devices together. The sophisticated technology has the potential to reduce animal use in many areas of research including the … Continued

Government Report Shows Increase in Animal Use

The long-awaited report by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) outlining the most recent information regarding the number of Animal Welfare Act (AWA)-covered animals used by USDA licensees was just released.  The … Continued

Taking The Next Steps To Cut Out Dissection

This story originally appeared in the Winter 2019 issue of Animal Action.  Animal dissection continues to be a commonly-performed classroom exercise in the United States and has been a deeply-rooted tradition in American biology classrooms for decades. Not all students … Continued

Using Smarter Science to Tackle Brain Cancer

As a first-year recipient of the NAVS/International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) Graduate Fellowship, Sarah Stuart is passionate about developing better, and more humane, cancer models to improve human health.  Under the mentorship of Dr. Rod Luwor, Sarah has been … Continued

Quest For Transparency

This story originally appeared in the Summer 2019 issue of Animal Action.  Why information on animal use is getting harder to obtain—and what NAVS is doing about it. On its face, the issue of “transparency” may not seem like the … Continued