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Public forum highlights progress on replacing animals used in safety testing

Reprinted from Environmental Factor, July 2015, with permission. Members of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) discussed alternatives for chemical and product safety testing during a May 27 public forum at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Participants discussed subjects such as transparency in industry’s reporting of animal […]
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Predicting drug-induced liver injury with micro-patterned co-cultured IPSC-derived human hepatocytes

Researchers from Colorado State University used an enhanced process for creating human hepatocyte-like cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC-HH) to produce hepatocytes with a more consistent phenotype and longer life span than previous methods have yielded. In a new paper in Toxicological Sciences, the team describes the ability of these new cells to […]
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IFER funds new graduate fellowships for research into the development of alternatives to the use of animals in science

Posted: October 15, 2014 Peggy Cunniff, President of the International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER), and Peter O’Donovan, Executive Director of IFER, announced this week the funding of three new graduate fellowships, and the renewal of three fellowships awarded in previous years. The awards are based on recommendations of the IFER Scientific Advisory Board following […]
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