The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Unilever corporation have announced a cooperative agreement to research better methods for assessing chemical risks associated with consumer products.

An international team led by Dr. Claudia Pommerenke and Dr. Cord Uphoff from the Leibniz Institute DSMZ has identified three cell lines that are suitable as model systems for SARS-CoV-2 research.

A researcher team led by biomedical engineer Dr. Britta Trappmann from the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine in Münster, Germany, has developed for the first time a cell culture system in which a functional blood vessel system forms in a scaffold made of artificial materials.

The EU's new ALURES database, containing the non-technical project summaries (NTS) of all member states, is online. Together with the EU' s animal experiment statistics, which are to be published annually, the European Commission wants to realise its transparency offensive.

After seeing a disturbing video of beagle puppies being used for animal experimentation, Home Secretary Priti Patel has launched an investigation in which officials are expected to find methods that could replace animal testing in the development of medicines.

In vitro: metastasis prediction model

Tuesday, 27 July 2021 15:18

Researchers from the University Hospital of Lausanne have succeeded in identifying and characterizing the most dangerous cells of Ewing's sarcoma. Their research results enable a more targeted approach against metastases.

Pancreas on the chip

Monday, 26 July 2021 10:15

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Helmholtz Zentrum München, Technical University of Munich (TUM) and University Hospital Ulm has reproduced the development of a functioning pancreas on a specially developed microfluidic chip platform.

Zurich: Embryotoxicity tests on the chip

Thursday, 22 July 2021 12:42

Researchers at ETH Zurich have established the link between the placenta and an embryoid corpuscle on a microfluidic chip, which can be used to detect indications of possible developmental toxicity of substances.

To study metabolic processes in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a team of scientists from Florida has developed a multiorgan-on-a-chip model with human liver and fat cells. The results emphasize the need to consider fat cells in such studies.

A team of researchers from the departments of medicine and chemistry at the University of Duisburg-Essen intends to optimize and validate a 3D organoid model for stroke research. For this purpose, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is providing 750,000 euros.