Virtual heart shows real compassion for animals

July 9, 2015

Dassault Systèmes announces the first virtual human heart.

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"Organoids" from patient tumors may boost precision medicine

June 11, 2015

As scientists learn more about the complexity of cancer, the need for personalized treatments based on the patient’s individual cancer has become increasingly pressing. 

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Historic EU hearing considers end to animal research

May 21, 2015

In an unprecedented event, the European Parliament held a hearing last week to consider an initiative calling for an end to research on animals in the EU. 

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Merck to incorporate simulated liver for drug testing

May 7, 2015

Merck & Co., one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, is teaming up with Organovo, a U.S. biotech firm specializing in manufacturing 3D printed tissues from human cells. The result, according to Organovo’s website, is “structurally and functionally accurate bioprinted human tissue models.”

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The truth is out about failed mouse research... or is it?

April 17, 2015

The use of mice in biomedical research is coming under increasing fire for failing to model human disease. In March, The Guardian published an article (“Mice losing their allure as experimental subjects to study human disease”), which reinforced and strengthened the arguments against using mice.

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Can we study the brain without using animals?

April 8, 2015

The brain is an immensely complicated, indispensable organ.  Virtually every function is controlled by the brain – it is the body’s command central. Understanding its workings is essential to curing a wide-range of diseases, including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, post-traumatic stress disorder, and neuro-psychiatric illnesses.

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New Center for Non-Animal Chemical Testing

March 31, 2015

In exciting news for ending animals tests, Vanderbilt University and the University of Pittsburgh have announced a new center to test chemicals without using animals.

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Cystic Fibrosis Research with Human Cells

March 20, 2015

Recent non-animal research on cystic fibrosis (CF) shows exciting promise to develop treatments using human cells and tissue.

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