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JSAAE’s 11th Mandom International Research Grants on Alternative to Animal Experiments is accepting applications

The Japanese Society for Alternatives to Animal Experiments (JSAAE) announced that applications are being accepted for the 11th Mandom International Research Grants on Alternative to Animal Experiments from September 2017 through January 2018 (application deadline January 31, 2018). Eligible applicants are researchers around the world, mainly focusing on Asia, who are members of the JSAAE.  […]
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Job opening: Research and Testing Coordinator at The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is seeking a Research and Testing Coordinator to contribute to our efforts to replace animals in basic and medical research with human-relevant research methods by implementing education and outreach programs and conducting research. If you are a professional with a degree in the life sciences, apply today! https://www.pcrm.org/about/careers/research-and-testing-coordinator
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ARDF: THE ALTERNATIVES IN RESEARCH CHALLENGE

The Alternatives in Research (AiR) Challenge is a program intended to stimulate innovative research that advances medical progress through the use of methods that do not involve animals. The program focus is on biomedical research, given that animal use in this area far exceeds that in safety testing and scientific education. It is anticipated that […]
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GBSI BioPolicy Summit 2017 Explores Technologies for Improved Preclinical Research Reproducibility – October 16

Global Biological Standards Institute’s 3rd annual BioPolicy Summit: “Improving Reproducibility of Research Through Digital Tools, Technologies and Laboratory Automation,” will bring a diverse and interdisciplinary group of participants together—biologists, tech programmers, instrumentation manufacturers, the maker community, journals, and funders—to explore how the newest life science research tools and technology can enhance reproducibility in preclinical research.  […]
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Researchers, beware: humanized mice not human enough to study stem cell transplants

Source: https://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2017/08/23/researchers-beware-humanized-mice-not-human-enough-to-study-stem-cell-transplants/       August 23, 2017, Todd Dubnicoff “A researcher’s data is only as good as the experimental techniques used to obtain those results.” “And a Stanford University study published yesterday in Cell Reports, calls into question the accuracy of a widely used method in mice that helps scientists gauge the human immune system’s response to […]
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NIEHS Offers Grants for Development of Culture Models

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is providing grants for development of novel in vitro systems using cells from experimental animal models typically used for toxicology testing. The intent is that these systems will replicate biological responses within the corresponding animal tissues or organs. When developed and validated, these systems will provide information […]
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New Review Describes Use of AOPs in EPA Screening Program

A review in the September issue of the journal Environmental Health Perspectives describes how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) uses adverse outcome pathway (AOP) and toxicity pathway frameworks in its Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program. The review describes how these frameworks help to establish biologically plausible links between endocrine mechanisms and apical responses when those […]
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SACATM Meeting September 18-19

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods (SACATM) will meet September 18-19 at the Natcher Conference Center, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland. SACATM meets annually to advise NICEATM, ICCVAM, and the director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) regarding statutorily mandated duties of ICCVAM and activities of NICEATM. The […]
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