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  1. US Congress Moves to Limit Animal Testing

    The US Congress has passed legislation to limit testing on animals.
    Thu, 09 Jun 2016 18:39:34 GMT
  2. EPAA Launches 2016 Science Prize

    The European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) is launching the 2016 EPAA 3Rs Science Prize of 10,000€.
    Thu, 02 Jun 2016 18:49:08 GMT
  3. Announcing CAAT Academy: Hands-on Training for Toxicologists

    Announcing CAAT Academy: Hands-on Training for Toxicologists, with classes beginning May 20th.
    Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:58:46 GMT
  4. ALTEX Issue 2, 2016 Now Available

    ALTEX Issue 2, 2016 is now available in its entirety on Altweb.
    Wed, 06 Apr 2016 19:08:27 GMT
  5. CAAT Grants: 2017 Call for Preproposals

    CAAT Grants: 2017 Call for Preproposals
    Sat, 26 Mar 2016 01:44:21 GMT
  6. New Chemical Mapping Technique Could Fill Gaps in Safety Knowledge

    New chemical mapping technique could help fill big gaps in safety knowledge, says CAAT Director Thomas Hartung.
    Mon, 07 Mar 2016 16:01:52 GMT
  7. ARDF 2016 Grants: Call for Proposals

    The Alternatives Research & Development Foundation, which funds and promotes alternatives to the use of laboratory animals in research testing and education, is currently soliciting research proposals.
    Thu, 03 Mar 2016 19:27:36 GMT
  8. Map of Chemicals Can Reduce Animal Testing (Washington Post)

    An unprecedented new project to map the world’s chemical landscape could help scientists figure out which compounds are dangerous without spending billions on testing.
    Wed, 02 Mar 2016 15:16:53 GMT
  9. IIVS Awarded Grant to Develop Non-Animal Test for Respiratory Sensitization

    IIVS received a grant to develop non-animal respiratory sensitization testing strategy
    Mon, 22 Feb 2016 18:39:39 GMT
  10. CAAT Researchers Create "Mini Brains" in Lab to Study Neurological Diseases

    Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health say they have developed tiny “mini-brains” made up of many of the neurons and cells of the human brain – and even some of its functionality – and which can be replicated on a large scale.
    Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:53:04 GMT
  11. Pan-American Conference for Alternatives: Abstract Deadline Extended to January 31, 2016

    The abstract deadline for the Pan-American Conference for Alternatives has been extended to January 31, 2016
    Thu, 07 Jan 2016 19:39:39 GMT
  12. New Grimace Scales to Assess Pain in Rabbits

    New scales have been developed to assess pain in laboratory rabbits.
    Thu, 07 Jan 2016 19:26:32 GMT
  13. OncoTheis Wins 2015 Lush Science Prize

    OncoTheis won the 2015 Lush Science Prize awarding the OncoCilAir™project. OncoTheis has bioengineered a unique in vitro human lung-cancer model, OncoCilAir™, that recapitulates tumours growth in functional airway tissue.
    Wed, 02 Dec 2015 19:59:28 GMT
  14. AALAS Grants for Laboratory Animal Science

    AALAS is offering Grants for Laboratory Animal Science (GLAS) for one-year grants of up to $50,000.
    Tue, 10 Nov 2015 16:08:46 GMT Grants for Laboratory Animal Science
  15. Meet Your Biotech SMEs at the European Parliament

    This half day event at the European Parliament, sponsored by CAAT-Europe and IVTIP, introduced SMEs to their members of parliament (MEPs).
    Tue, 10 Nov 2015 16:02:22 GMT
  16. Dutch Government Initiates Animal-free Testing Fund

    The Dutch government wants to set up a new investment fund which will put money into developing animal-free research.
    Mon, 02 Nov 2015 18:16:58 GMT
  17. Reply to Critics: How to Obtain or Produce Effective and Replicable Antibodies in the Most Animal-Friendly Way

    The Northwestern University Committee on Animal Resources (CAR) has generously taken the time to read and respond to my “Report Concerning the Procurement and Use of Research Antibodies” published on Altweb.
    Mon, 02 Nov 2015 17:13:50 GMT
  18. CAAT Joins EU-ToxRisk to Drive Mechanism-based Toxicity Testing and Risk Assessment

    In a large H2020-supported collaborative project, academia joins forces with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), large industry, contract research organizations (CROs) and regulatory bodies to achieve a paradigm shift in toxicology.
    Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:46:20 GMT
  19. Mini-Kidneys from Stem Cells May Aid in Toxicity Screening

    Mini-kidneys grown from pluripotent stem cells could help scientists screen drugs for toxicity and model normal and diseased kidney function
    Thu, 08 Oct 2015 16:37:10 GMT
  20. ARDF Announces 2015 Alternatives Research Grant Recipients

    ARDF announces its 2015 Alternatives Research Grant Program awardees.
    Mon, 05 Oct 2015 20:01:58 GMT

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June 13-17, 2016
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August 24-27, 2016
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