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7.9 million awarded in 2014 by NIH Single Cell Analysis Program

Author: Sherry Ward, AltTox Today’s NIH news release, “Seeking single cells’ secrets” (http://www.nih.gov/news/health/dec2014/nimh-30.htm), describes grants awarded in 2014 supported by the NIH Common Fund’s Single Cell Analysis Program (SCAP) (http://commonfund.nih.gov/Singlecell/index). The funded research topics were summarized in the news release as follows: One group of projects is validating and refining already established technologies for studying […]
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New OECD Guidance Document 211 for “non-guideline in vitro test methods“

Author: Horst Spielmann, Free University Berlin, Professor for Regulstory Toxicology & retired from ZEBET at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment The following Environment, Health and Safety publication is now available from the Series on Testing and Assessment Title: Guidance document for describing non-guideline in vitro test methods (No.211) http://www.oecd.org/chemicalsafety/testing/seriesontestingandassessmentpublicationsbynumber.htm This guidance document is intended […]
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Ruling on PETA complaint a victory for animals used in EU chemical tests

Author: Jessica Sandler, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals http://investing.businessweek.com/research/markets/news/article.asp?docKey=600-201412111108M2______EUPR_____bb8100000f54c8f2_3600-1 London – In a landmark decision that could save millions of animals from suffering and death in laboratory experiments, the European Ombudsman has determined that the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), the agency responsible for overseeing the largest animal testing programme in the world, is […]
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Allen Institute for Cell Science established to study the cell

Author: Sherry Ward, AltTox Paul Allen has provided $100 million in support to launch the new Allen Institute for Cell Science in Seattle, Washington (http://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/billionaire-paul-allen-pledges-100-million-cell-science-institute-n263601). The Institute will engage in projects that “study the cell as an integrated system” (http://www.alleninstitutecellscience.org/). As their first project, the Allen Cell Observatory intends to develop “novel visual, dynamic, predictive […]
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Webinar series Dec 9-11 on intellectual property protection for small business

Author: Sherry Ward, AltTox This three-part webinar series will provide participants with insightful tips for success on getting a patent or registering a trademark or copyright. Get answers from USPTO and U.S. Copyright Office senior intellectual property experts Elizabeth Dougherty, Anthony Knight, Susan Anthony, Craig Morris, and Sylvester Simpkins. The information shared will help you […]
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Author: Marilyn Matevia, HSUS “Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, conducts research to achieve the dual goals of meeting direct human needs for water and maintaining the function and integrity of aquatic ecosystems. The Department of Environmental Toxicology (Utox) invites applications for a Group Leader in Molecular Ecotoxicology (Tenure Track) The […]
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Lush Prizes 2014

Author: Martin Stephens, Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing The 2014 Lush Prizes for outstanding work towards non-animal alternatives were recently announced. Congratulations to all the winners, who are listed here: http://www.lushprize.org/. A special congratulations to my colleagues Francois Busquet and Thomas Hartung, who received a lobbying prize for their work advancing alternatives […]
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