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Animal Testing and Medicine

by Sarah Lucas

  Some think of animal testing as a “necessary evil” in the development of medications, vaccines, and the research of disease. This prevalent misconception harms humans as well as animal test subjects suffering in laboratories. Animal tests are notoriously unreliable in their ability to predict results in humans with 92% of new medications failing in […]

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New Bill Would Require Animal Testing

by Jessica Beaudry

  As concern and disapproval over animal testing continues to grow worldwide, new legislation introduced into Congress proposes taking a step back from progress, requiring animal testing of cosmetics in the U.S. Introduced by California Senator Dianne Feinstein, and co-sponsored by Maine Senator Susan Collins, The Personal Care Products Safety Act (S. 1014) serves to […]

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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 […]