Heart tissue chips sent to space

NAVS has long supported research efforts utilizing human-relevant models, such as tissue chips, which are designed to replicate the structure and function of human tissues and organs. These chips also have the potential to reduce, and even replace, the need … Continued

Help NAVS Fund Smarter Science

NAVS is proud of the investment we make in promoting the value of humane science and supporting the development of scientific approaches and models that can reduce, and possibly replace, the use of animals in experimentation.  Each year, thanks to … Continued

Is Your Dog Food Cruelty-Free?

By Olivia Harper, Guest Blogger   It’s bad enough to find out you’ve been buying human-grade products that have been tested on animals. But what about your companion animal’s food? Did you know that many pet food manufacturers use laboratory … Continued

European Animal Use Report Should be Model for U.S.

NAVS has long advocated for increased transparency and accountability regarding animal use by scientists in the United States. Specifically, we have, for many years, asked the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to model … Continued

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