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NTP Requests Comments on Human “S1500” Gene Set

Author: Catherine Sprankle, ILS/Contractor supporting NICEATM The National Toxicology Program (NTP) requests comments on a set of human genes that have been identified and prioritized as environmentally responsive genes. This set of approximately 1500 “sentinel” genes was developed with input from the scientific community, to be used in toxicogenomics studies to screen human cells or […]
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FDA Science Forum

Author: Catherine Sprankle, ILS/Contractor supporting NICEATM The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a Science Forum on May 27-28 at their White Oak Campus in Silver Spring, Maryland. The Forum will highlight the FDA’s cutting-edge research, demonstrate how this research informs FDA’s regulatory decision-making, and provide an opportunity for internal and external participants […]
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Assessing CDERs Safety-Related Regulatory Science Needs and Identifying Priorities: Report and Request for Comments by May 18

Author: Sherry Ward, AltTox This report (March 2015; “Assessing CDERs Drug Safety Related Regulatory Science Needs and Identifying Priorities Report”) identifies drug safety-related regulatory science needs and priorities related to the mission of FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) that would benefit from external collaborations and resources. FDA hopes to foster collaborations with […]
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Reminder: Deadline April 30 for Grants from the Alternatives Research and Development Foundation (ARDF)

Author: Sue A. Leary, Alternatives Research & Development Foundation (ARDF) The deadline is fast approaching for applications to the Alternatives Research Grant Program of ARDF. 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 will be given […]
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ICCVAM Public Forum May 27

Author: Catherine Sprankle, ILS/Contractor supporting NICEATM The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) will hold a Public Forum on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the National Institutes of Health Natcher Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Representatives of the federal agencies on ICCVAM will be present […]
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Health Canada and United States Food and Drug Administration Joint Public Consultation on ICH Guidelines on May 15, 2015

Author: Sherry Ward, AltTox Source: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/consultation/drug-medic/ich_fda_rcc_ccr_notice_avis-eng.php On February 4, 2011, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and United States President Barack Obama announced the creation of the Canada-United States (U.S.) Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) to better align the two countries’ regulatory approaches, where possible. Under the RCC initiative, Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration […]
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The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES), NIH: Hands-on Lecture & Laboratory Training Workshops

Author: Kate Willett, HSUS The following laboratory training workshops are being offered at NIH: Bio Tech 39 | 4-Day Epigenetics (Apr 14-17, 2015) BioTech 23 | 4-Day Flow Cytometry: Principles and Methods (April 28 – May 1, 2015) BioTech 7 | 5-Day Animal and Human Cell Culture: Method and Applications (May 11–15, 2015) BioTech 27 […]
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PETA and PCRM researchers publish on in vitro methods for assessing tobacco toxicity. Survey supports prioritizing in vitro methods over animal studies.

Author: Joseph Manuppello, PETA Public Release: 1-Apr-2015 The tobacco industry and regulatory authorities should support more relevant and less costly in vitro toxicology testing methods over unreliable animal testing, according to a review of research advances published this week in the comment pages of the peer-reviewed scientific journal Alternatives to Laboratory Animals The article by […]
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