Tag Archives: Animals in Research

ILAR Roundtable Hosting Workshop on Performance Standards for Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

The National Academy of Sciences’ Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR) Roundtable will host a workshop entitled, “Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Sharing of Performance Standards ” on April 20-21, 2015. The purpose of this free workshop is to discuss established performance standards for the care and use of laboratory animals. It will also identify opportunities… Read More »

American Physiological Society Member Featured on National Public Radio’s Science Friday

By Meghan McCabe American Physiological Society (APS) member Terrie Williams, PhD, discussed the political attacks on her research during National Public Radio’s Science Friday program on December 19, 2014. Dr. Williams is a Professor of Biology at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Her work is in comparative physiology, with a focus on conservation… Read More »

The Foundation for Biomedical Research is Looking for Your Ground-breaking Research Stories

By Anne Deschamps The Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) is looking for compelling research and human interest stories to feature in their Bench to Bedside™ TV series. Produced by FBR media, the series highlights inspirational people and animals living with serious illnesses and the promising biomedical research that could save their lives. Being featured in… Read More »

FASEB Comments on Proposed NIH Policy to Balance Sex in Animal and Cell Studies

By Anne Deschamps The Federation of American Society for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on a pending policy to balance sex in preclinical research. FASEB called for NIH to provide clear guidelines for the review of research proposals, to be transparent regarding the types of research eligible… Read More »

FASEB Provides Input to OLAW on Proposed Guidance Regarding Significant Changes to Ongoing Animal Activities

By Anne Deschamps Earlier this month, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) on proposed guidance regarding significant changes to ongoing animal activities. In its comments, FASEB expressed concern regarding the increased burden that implementation of this guidance would… Read More »