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ARDF announces recipients of the 2015 Alternatives Research Grant Program awards

Contributor: Sue A. Leary, Alternatives Research & Development Foundation (ARDF) ARDF is pleased to announce that its 2015 Alternatives Research Grant Program has made its selections. ARDF has awarded $220,000 to scientists developing alternative methods in a variety of areas of medical research, testing, and education. Congratulations to awardees: April Davis, PhD and William Lee, […]
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New paper describes improved method for quantifying electrophiles (potential skin sensitizers)

Contributor: Amar G. Chittiboyina, PhD, National Center for Natural Product Research To add structural information to the existing in chemico methods, an NMR-based method is proposed for probing the reactivity and classification of the potential electrophiles (E) using a model thiol, DCYA. The major advantage of the NMR method is the quantitation of the actual […]
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ASCCT offering student travel awards for the 17th International Conference on QSAR in Environmental and Health Sciences

Contributor: Kristie Sullivan, PCRM The 17th International Conference on QSAR in Environmental and Health Sciences takes place June 13-17, 2016, in Miami Beach, Florida. The abstract deadline is December 4, 2015; early bird registration ends March 1, 2016. Since 1983, this meeting has been an important international gathering in the field of Environmental and Health […]
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CVB Notice 15-13: Alternative approach to hamster potency test for several Leptospira serogroups could reduce animal use by 50%

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox The Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB) recently added CVB Notice 15-13, Option to Remove Back-titration Hamsters from In Vivo Potency Tests for Leptospira Serogroups Canicola and Icterohaemorrhagiae, to its website: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/vet_biologics/publications/notice_15_13.pdf The purpose of this notice is to inform interested parties that the CVB will allow an exemption from the titration […]
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Results from the 2015 GBSI survey on cell line authentication practices

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox AltTox’s May 2015 “In the Spotlight,” Are we inseparable? Reproducible bioassays and authenticated cell lines (http://alttox.org/are-we-inseparable-reproducible-bioassays-and-authenticated-cell-lines-new-initiatives-by-the-global-biological-standards-institute/), asked readers to participate in a survey on cell line authentication practices being conducted by the Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI). The results are now available! GBSI’s Cell Authentication Survey Shows Little Progress in a […]
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Scientific Job Openings with PETA US and PETA UK

Contributor: Katherine Groff, PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. Multiple scientific positions are available in PETA US and UK offices (check out all of the positions here: http://www.piscltd.org.uk/employment-opportunities-with-peta-us-and-peta-uk), including a Corporate Liaison position in the Regulatory Testing Department with PETA US. The Corporate Liaison will oversee, develop, and carry out PETA’s work with major corporations to […]
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ECHA asks registrants about their consideration of alternative methods

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox Editor’s Note: The AltTox Resource Center page, Searching for Non-animal Toxicity Test Methods, provides links to many sources of information on non-animal test methods: http://alttox.org/resource-center/searching-for-non-animal-toxicity-testing-methods/ ______________________________________ ECHA asks registrants to show how they considered alternative methods before consulting on testing proposals Source: http://echa.europa.eu/view-article/-/journal_content/title/echa-asks-registrants-to-show-how-they-considered-alternative-methods-before-consulting-on-testing-proposals To further ensure that testing on animals is […]
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