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Baden-Württemberg calls for applications for research funding and 3Rs prize

Author: Sonja von Aulock, ALTEX The Ministry of Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection of Baden-Württemberg is accepting applications for research funding to a total of € 400,000 and for the 3Rs prize for exceptional contributions to reducing or refining animal experiments in research or education, which carries prize money of € 25,000. Eligible research projects […]
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PISC Statement on REACH Annex inclusion of EORGTS

Author: Jessica Sandler, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Three years after the extended one-generation reproductive toxicity test (EORGTS) – which has the potential to halve the number of animals used in reproductive tests – was accepted by the OECD, the EORGTS has been incorporated into the REACH Annexes. At the same time, however, […]
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International Foundation for Ethical Research Graduate Fellowships

Author: Marilyn Matevia, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) The International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER), a program of the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS), is now accepting pre-proposal applications for its 2015-2016 Graduate Fellowships. Applications are due no later than 5:00 pm CDT on Monday, April 20, 2015. IFER Graduate Fellowships are one-year […]
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Grants Available from the Alternatives Research and Development Foundation

Author: Marilyn Matevia, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) The Alternatives Research and Development Foundation (ARDF) is soliciting proposals for its 2015 Alternatives Research Grant Program. Grants of up to $40,000 are available to support individual projects of scientific merit and feasibility with potential to significantly reduce or replace laboratory animal use. Preference […]
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EFSA/WHO draft report on TTC approach open for public comment until March 29

Author: Sherry Ward, AltTox Source: EFSA “News in brief” (http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/150212a.htm) February 12, 2015 EFSA and the World Health Organization (WHO) have published the draft conclusions and recommendations of their joint workshop on the Threshold of Toxicological Concern approach. The report is now open for public consultation until 29 March. The aim of the three-day expert […]
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A brief introduction to Systematic Review

Posted: February 13, 2015 The exponential proliferation of biomedical data in scientific literature and public databases make systematic reviews more necessary than ever. At the same time, a corresponding proliferation of powerful computing aids to search, aggregate, and evaluate this literature make systematic reviews increasingly thorough and useful. In the field of toxicology especially, systematic […]
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OECD publishes two Test Guidelines on human hazard endpoint skin sensitization

Author: Marilyn Matevia, HSUS From the OECD: “The OECD has just published two new Test Guidelines on human health hazard endpoint skin sensitisation. Skin sensitisation refers to an allergic response following skin contact with the tested chemical, as defined by the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UN GHS). Test […]
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New EPA Guidance Would Reduce Use of Lab Animals and Increase Relevant Acute Toxicity Data on Pesticides; Comments on draft guidance due by March 10

Posted: February 6, 2015 In an effort to help expand the acceptance of alternative methods for acute toxicity testing, EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs has released a new draft guidance document. The agency is accepting comments on the draft guidance for 60 days, until March 10, 2015. With the rapid advances in science and continual […]
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Improved in vitro and in vivo concordance in gene expression using co-culture models

Researchers from West Virginia University and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and health (NIOSH), who elucidated toxicity pathways involved in mouse pulmonary exposures to multi-walled carbon nanotubes in previous publications, have now begun to investigate the use of in vitro cellular models for assessing nanoparticle toxicity. In a recent publication in the journal Toxicology, […]
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EPA invitation for comments on Draft EDSP Test Guidelines

Author: Marilyn Matevia, HSUS “Draft Test Guidelines; Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program Test Guidelines (Series 890); Three Tier 2 Non-Mammalian Tests; Notice of Availability and Request for Comment Pages 5107 – 5109 [FR DOC # 2015-01836] SUMMARY: EPA is announcing the availability of three draft test guidelines for public review and comment that are being added […]
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