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SUNY Upstate Ends Use of Pigs in Invasive Training Procedures
News Release | Sept. 3, 2014
SUNY Upstate has ended the use live pigs in its emergency medicine residency program and will exclusively use human-relevant methods, reflecting a nationwide move away from animal use for medical training.
Airway-on-a-Chip May Lead to New Asthma Therapies
Breaking Research News | Sept. 4, 2014
Scientists have recently developed a model of the human airway on a chip, according to a new study in Lab on a Chip.
In Vitro Human Immune Cells Effective in Evaluating New Vaccines
Breaking Research News | June 19, 2014
Human immune cells may be a new alternative to animals for evaluating new vaccine candidates, according to a study published in ALTEX.
Human Cell Culture Can Predict Potential Toxicity of Drugs and Other Chemicals
Breaking Research News | June 3, 2013
Primary human cells can be used in place of animals to test environmental and industrial chemicals, according to a new paper published in Nature Biotechnology.
New NIH Policy to Address Sex Bias in Animal Studies Will Not Solve the Problem in Humans
News Release | May 19, 2014
The NIH announced on May 14, 2014 a new policy that will require researchers applying for grants to address the gender bias in preclinical research by including more female animals in their studies.
New Scientific Paper Documents Decades of Failure in the Use of Live Animals for Alzheimer's Disease Research
News Release | May 16, 2014
One of the most ill-understood and overwhelming diseases is in dire need of new research and prevention strategies, according to a new scientific paper published in the journal ALTEX.
Southern Illinois University Cancels Plan to Use Pigs in Invasive Training Procedures
News Release | May 30, 2014
Southern Illinois University (SIU) has canceled its plan to use live pigs in its emergency medicine residency program and will instead continue using human-relevant methods.
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