Modeling the complex neuronal interconnections found in the human brain in vitro is a challenging task. But recently, a group of scientists have been able to successfully culture in vitro different neuronal cell types, forming complex brain structures.
According to the World Health Organization, approximately one-third of cancer cases are preventable. The American Institute for Cancer Research states that an estimated 340,000 cancer cases per year can be prevented with a healthy diet, physical activity, and a consistently healthy weight.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced June 12 that all chimpanzees—captive and wild—will get expanded protections under the Endangered Species Act. Read a statement by John J. Pippin, M.D., F.A.C.C., director of academic affairs.
A petition signed by 709 Coloradoans asking for an investigation of a drug-testing laboratory where three beagles died was delivered to the Colorado attorney general this month. Download and share our infographic showing better ways to test drugs without animals.
A low-fat plant-based diet may reduce pain associated with diabetic neuropathy, according to a new study published in Nutrition & Diabetes.
Learn which salads to avoid this summer—and how to optimize your healthful choices—with this new report from Physicians Committee dietitians.
The Physicians Committee applauds the progress of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (CS21). The amended bill will help replace and reduce animal-based chemical tests and increase the use of human-relevant methods.