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Latest News from the InVitro-World

  • Baltimore: CAAT supports Covid 19 research
    In response to the corona crisis, the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) has rededicated part of its in vitro toxicology funding program from Alan and Helene Goldberg to support the discovery of mechanisms, drugs or vaccines against Covid-19 and coronavirus to finance the project.
    Written on Wednesday, 01 April 2020 22:08
  • Researchers identify potential target against corona
    A German team of researchers has been investigating the mechanisms of the coronavirus. It has found a cellular protein that might be a potential target for the development of a treatment against the virus invasion into the lung cells.
    Written on Wednesday, 25 March 2020 16:32
  • New ECVAM Status Report 2019 released
    The European validation authority for alternatives to animal testing (EURL ECVAM) has published its status report on the development, validation and legal acceptance of alternative methods for scientific purposes.
    Written on Tuesday, 17 March 2020 21:32
  • Brain researcher has doubts about the sense of animal experiments
    On the basis of his latest genetic studies, the Leipzig brain researcher Prof. Thomas Arendt, Head of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of the Neurodegeneration at the Paul Flechsig Institute for Brain Research has shown that Alzheimer's disease mainly affects brain regions that have developed late in human evolution. Nevertheless, Alzheimer's research is carried out on animals and has so far not led to any medical treatment of humans.
    Written on Monday, 16 March 2020 10:28
  • Tissue from space shall replace animal experiments
    Researchers at the UZH Space Hub of the University of Zurich, led by Prof. Oliver Ullrich and Dr. Cora Thiel are presently cultivating human tissue from adult stem cells on the ISS space station. The researchers are using the weightlessness to produce better transplants as well as tissues, that could avoid animal testing.
    Written on Friday, 13 March 2020 10:30
  • Lübeck: Animal-free Safety Tests for Contact Lenses
    The young company Nandatec from Lübeck is conducting tests on contact lenses without the use of rabbits. Therefore, human eye tissue is first printed on the 3D printer and then equipped with the contact lens.
    Written on Tuesday, 10 March 2020 14:17