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Last week, Maryland Governor Wes Moore signed HB 626/SB 560 a bill into law.

On Saturday, June 17, the Berlin Animal Welfare Awards will be given in four categories. Among them is a prize for animal-free, humane teaching endowed with € 5,000. Berlin students are called upon to propose lecturers who teach animal-consumption-free courses in medicine, veterinary medicine as well as life sciences and who help to educate the next generation to become empathetic physicians, veterinarians, and scientists through their animal-friendly teaching.

Earlier this month, the Maryland state legislature passed a bill requiring animal-testing companies and universities to pay into a new fund dedicated to promoting alternative research approaches.

The Swiss company Roche announced on May 4 the establishment of the Institute of Human Biology (IHB), which will focus on advancing research in human model systems such as organoids.

As part of the program "Top Research for Lower Saxony", the Volkswagen Foundation is funding a joint project between several institutes at the Technical University of Braunschweig, the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo) as well as the Hannover Medical School (MHH). The team of scientists aims to develop functional units of tissues in a chip for basic research with the goal of replacing or at least reducing animal experiments for research into lung and intestinal diseases.

The German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) has announced the 42nd Animal Welfare Research Award. Applications are welcome for research that helps to replace animal experiments or reduce the number of animals used.

Carl Zeiss stock corporation is investing in the life science start-up InSphero, based in Schlieren, Switzerland, to further advance the use of 3D microtissues in research and drug development.

Berlin: Research funding for gender research

Wednesday, 05 April 2023 11:01

A junior research group led by Dr. Claudia Crocini of the Max Rubner Center (MRC) for Cardiovascular-Metabolic-Renal Research at Charité Berlin will investigate gender-specific differences in human heart cells over the next six years.

Microbiologist Prof. Dr. Außerlechner from the Medical University of Innsbruck has received the State Prize for the Promotion of Alternative Methods to Animal Testing 2022 from the State of Austria. He receives the prize for his development of a 3D-printed brain tumor model as an alternative to animal testing.

If the mother suffers an infection during pregnancy, this could possibly promote autism in the child.

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