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Department of Defense invests in innovative non-animal technology

by Barbara Stagno

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) awarded $24 million in September for the development of simulated miniature human organs that would be used to develop countermeasure against bio-threats, such as chemical weapons or infectious disease outbreaks. The funding, awarded to five U.S. institutions, on behalf of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency is part of an […]

Celebrities Speak Out Against NASA’s Monkey Radiation Experiments

by Barbara Stagno

On Tuesday, IDA released letters from seven celebrities opposed to upcoming animal experiments funded by NASA. The experiments are part of a study entitled “Long-term Effects of Space Radiation in Nonhuman Primates” and they would involve irradiating squirrel monkeys at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a Department of Energy facility in New York State. The celebrities […]