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Postdoc Fellowship for Alternatives to Animal Research accepting applications

Author: Nate Leskovic, New England Anti-Vivisection Society The New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS), a national nonprofit located in Boston dedicated to promoting alternatives to research and testing on animals, is currently accepting applications for a $40,000 postdoctoral fellowship grant for a woman interested in and committed to developing, validating, or using non-animal alternatives in the […]
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NIH funding for research in systems developmental biology

Author: Sherry Ward, AltTox Systems Developmental Biology for Understanding Embryonic Development and the Ontogeny of Structural Birth Defects (R01) (PAR-15-020): http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-020.html Application Due Dates: Earliest Submission Date: December 15, 2014 Letter of Intent Due Date: 30 days before the application due date Application Due Date(s): January 15, 2015, November 10, 2015, November 10, 2016, by […]
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OECD call for non-animal test methods for the detection of thyroid disruptors

Author: Marilyn Matevia, HSUS   The OECD Advisory Group on Endocrine Disrupters Testing and Assessment has put out a communique urging OECD countries to “support for the development of non-animal tests for the thyroid pathway that are applicable to the screening and assessment of endocrine disruption in humans and wildlife.” More information here: http://www.oecd.org/chemicalsafety/oecd-encourages-development-of-non-animal-test-methods-for-detection-of-thyroid-disrupters.htm
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Comments due soon: sex as a biological variable in animal, tissue, cell research

Author: Sherry Ward, AltTox The response date for the Request for Information “Consideration of Sex As a Biological Variable in Biomedical Research” (NOT-OD-14-128) (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-14-128.html) has been extended from October 13, 2014, to October 24, 2014 (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-012.html). “This Request for Information seeks input from the research community and other interested stakeholders on the following topics regarding […]
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Re: EPA Web Tool Expands Access to Scientific & Regulatory Information on Chemicals

Author: Sherry Ward, AltTox   EPA updates ChemView and requests user feedback EPA News Release: http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/bd4379a92ceceeac8525735900400c27/8eae38498d0421bd85257d6a00614e8b%21OpenDocument Release Date: 10/07/2014 “WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has posted additional data and added new functions to ChemView, EPA’s publicly-accessible, one-stop online tool to find information for chemicals regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). […]
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New “Spotlight” and new AltTox Digest

Author: Marilyn Matevia, HSUS Read about the 2014 International Foundation for Ethical Research graduate fellowship winners in the new “In the Spotlight” article on AltTox: http://alttox.org/ifer-funds-new-graduate-fellowships-research-development-alternatives-use-animals-science/ Also, the October AltTox Digest is out and available here: http://eepurl.com/54Mr9 If you’d like to subscribe to the AltTox Digest, you can sign up here: http://alttox.org/alttox-digest/ If you are […]
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Symposium: Low Dose Effects / Non-Monotonic Responses of Endocrine Disruptors

Author: Catherine Willett, HSUS Fall 2014 Symposium Low Dose Effects / Non-Monotonic Responses of Endocrine Disruptors October 24, 2014 Searle Center Lecture Hall, Duke University RSVP HERE Agenda ITEHP Fall 2014 Symposium (view agenda)http://sites.nicholas.duke.edu/envhealth/events/fall-2014-itehp-symposium-low-dose-effects-non-monotonic-responses-of-endocrine-disruptors/ ABSTRACT: The publication of “Our Stolen Future” helped to spur research on endocrine disrupting contaminants (EDCs) and investigating their potential affects […]
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Alternative Technologies for Toxicity Testing

Author: Daniela Parodi, University of California – Los Angeles   Dear Colleague, We would like to invite you to participate in an international survey that examines the use of alternative approaches for toxicity testing in various settings. In particular, we are interested in information regarding your views on alternative approaches and about the various factors […]
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