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On January 20, the European Parliament's Committee on Budgetary Control introduced a draft decision on the discharge of the budget of the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Therein, the authors point out that priority must be given to the replacement of animal testing when developing medicines.

The PETA Science Consortium International e.V. has announced a Travel Award for participation in the 12th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in Life Sciences. The congress will be held August 27-31, 2023, in Canada near Niagara Falls.

A new BMBF funding directive aims to advance the study of the natural course of rare diseases.

The OECD Working Group of the National Coordinator for the Test Guidelines Programme (WNT), supported by the OECD's Chemicals and Biotechnology Committee, is calling for the urgent mobilization of national and regional resources to demonstrate the reproducibility and reliability of new animal welfare-free methods, called NAMs (New Approach Methodologies).

The PETA Science Consortium International and the Swiss company Epithelix have announced a prize. up for grabs is a three-dimensional human respiratory tissue worth $15,000 for research into harmful processes caused by inhalation of toxic substances.

In order to optimize the production of 3D cell culture systems such as organoids from patient stem cells,  scientists at the Max Delbrück Center want to automate this process. The goal is to be able to offer an automated, reliable process for high-throughput experiments that is also attractive to the industry.

Using human cardiac muscle cells, researchers from the Institute of Molecular Virology at Ulm University Hospital have found out that the BA.5 subvariant of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has a higher infectivity and cell-damaging effect than other subvariants.

The Thuringian Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Health, Women and Family Affairs, which also includes Animal Protection, calls for applications for the 29th Thuringian Animal Protection Award. Applications can be submitted by individuals, groups of individuals, agricultural businesses, as well as developers of animal-free methods.

Herbert Stiller Award for animal-free research

Wednesday, 01 February 2023 12:51

Once again, the Herbert Stiller Prize awarded by the animal rights organization Doctors Against Animal Experiments supports non-animal research projects in the field of medicine or biomedicine.

Scientists are investigating the molecular causes of endogenous Cushing's disease. For this purpose, cell cultures are used. Besides the university hospitals in Würzburg and Tübingen, further hospitals in Erlangen, Hamburg-Eppendorf as well as in the Netherlands are involved.