A new study is the first to utilize a human cell-based wound closure model, resulting in novel insights into healing physiology without inflicting painful wounds on animals.
Researchers at Boston University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering teamed up with Harvard’s Wyss Institute to create an entirely human model of wound healing by mixing two types of human cells known to be involved with healing – fibroblasts and endothelia cells – into a gel composed of fibrin and collagen. Within three days, blood vessels began to grow in the model, creating vascularized tissue.Read more
Research labs across the U.S. constantly boast about their high standards for humane treatment of animals. But a glaring blight on this claim is the omission of the greatest numbers of animals used: rats and mice. For decades this number has remained no more than a rough estimate, ranging from 17 million to 100 million, an unjustifiably vast range that accentuates how little is known.Read more
Several new studies are successfully utilizing non-animal methods to advance our understanding of aging. Aging has been linked to the shortening of telomeres, the protective caps of DNA at the ends of chromosomes that are considered the ”Holy Grail of Aging.” Scientists believe that telomere malfunction is related to cancer and aging. Another manifestation of aging appears to be the buildup of malfunctioning cells, known as “senescent” cells.Read more
After more than a year of dedicated congressional outreach, CAARE is proud to announce that The Humane Research and Testing Act of 2020 (H.R. 8633) has been introduced by Representatives Alcee Hastings (D-FL) and Vern Buchanan (R- FL).
If passed into law, H.R. 8633 will establish the National Center for Alternatives to Animals in Research under the National Institutes of Health (NIH).Read more
CAARE is excited to present our hard-hitting report “From Trauma to Treatment: Addressing the crisis in treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.”
In comprehensive detail we expose the shocking failures of PTSD research involving animals and provide well-researched information on how to spare the lives of millions of animals by providing effective, scientifically-validated treatments to those who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).Read more
Thousands of animals are tragically being killed for research into COVID-19. Yet, as CAARE has previously shown, animal models consistently fail to predict human outcomes and there is an urgent need to rely on superior, non-animal alternatives to end this pandemic.Read more
As the deadly coronavirus spreads exponentially across the globe, researchers are racing to develop a vaccine that will bring the pandemic to a halt.Read more
A surprisingly novel yet promising alternative to traumatic psychology experiments on animals is to replace them with artificial intelligence and robots.
Cognitive psychologist Elan Barenholtz and computer scientist William Hahn, both at Florida Atlantic University, have developed lap-top size robots, equipped with artificial intelligence. With a camera that senses the environment, the robots are guided by internal computers using neural networks based on the mechanics of the human brain.Read more
In a stunning breakthrough last month, CAARE learned that egregious cat brain experiments at the State University of NY College of Optometry (SUNY) were ended due to our campaign.Read more
I have some incredibly wonderful news to share with you today.
We’ve learned that decades of egregious experiments on cats and kittens at the State University of New York College of Optometry (SUNY) have ended as a result of CAARE’s campaign!Read more