Congreso sobre nanotecnología y pruebas con animales

Escrito por Cordis.

Congreso sobre nanotecnología y pruebas con animalesDebido a las limitaciones y los costes de la experimentación con animales se están llevando a cabo gran cantidad de investigaciones para encontrar alternativas viables y efectivas. En este congreso se destacarán algunas aplicaciones posibles en el campo de la nanotecnología para reducir los…

MoD to Stop Experiments on Goats!

Escrito por Animal Aid.

MoD to Stop Experiments on Goats!After years of conducting experiments on goats to determine the effects of extreme pressure and the 'Bends' on submarine crews, the MoD has bowed to pressure from MPs and animal rights campaigners and announced that these experiments will stop.…

Ciencia a costa de sangre animal

Escrito por Javier Rico, El País.

Ciencia a costa de sangre animalEn la Unión Europea (UE), más de 12 millones de animales son utilizados anualmente para experimentar con fines científicos y comerciales. 12.000 de ellos son primates. A este orden pertenecemos también los humanos, de ahí que la investigación con macacos y otros monos, llevada a cabo por su desarrollo cerebral y cercanía evolutiva, desate las críticas más apasionadas.…

Nuevo Biochip Podría Reemplazar la Experimentación Con Animales

Escrito por UC Berkeley.

Nuevo Biochip Podría Reemplazar la Experimentación Con Animales Dado que la industria de los cosméticos se enfrentará en el 2009 con una prohibición europea para la comprobación en animales de los efectos de sus productos, un biochip recientemente desarrollado podría proporcionar los análisis rápidos necesarios para asegurar que los productos químicos en los cosméticos no son tóxicos para los humanos…

Summary of several scientific reports

Escrito por Dr Hadwen Trust.

Summary of several scientific reports

The British Medical Journal in December 2006 carried a detailed assessment of six treatments for different human conditions: brain injury, haemorrhage, stroke, respiratory distress syndrome in newborn babies and osteoporosis [1]. The authors asked whether or not animal experiments had predicted the actual clinical outcome of the treatments.…

Oxford Vivisectionists are Swimming Against the Tide

Escrito por Nuria Querol i Viñas.

Oxford Vivisectionists are Swimming Against the TideAs a neurosurgeon and neuroscientist with two decades of research experience, I feel qualified to contribute to the debate on non-human primate vivisection. The arguments of the Weatherall Committee defy much current scientific evidence, and have served only to confirm my view that the data supporting non-human primate vivisection are profoundly flawed and together with the moral case are indefensible.…

EU-US Work Together Ahead of Testing Ban

Escrito por ARNA.

EU-US Work Together Ahead of Testing Ban

The governments of the United States and the European Union are working together to ensure that alternatives to animal testing are in place prior to the 2009 E.U. ban on animal-tested cosmetics. The ban will apply to all cosmetics sold in the E.U.'s 27 nations, regardless of where they were manufactured or tested.…

Approved Tests to Spare More Than 250,000 Animals in European Union

Escrito por EU.

Approved Tests to Spare More Than 250,000 Animals in European Union

The European Union has announced that non-animal methods will likely soon replace rabbits for testing chemicals that could be irritating to the skin or eye. Another new method will halve the number of mice used in skin allergen testing. These advances will save almost 20,000 rabbits every year and a total of about 240,000 mice.…

Test-Tube Human Immune System Could Replace Rabbit Test

Escrito por PCRM.

Test-Tube Human Immune System Could Replace Rabbit Test

Several tests detect pyrogens—microscopic agents that cause a dangerous fever reaction—in medical products and devices. These tests include the rabbit pyrogen tests, which use live rabbits, the bacterial endotoxin test, which uses the blood of horseshoe crabs, and in-vitro tests that use whole human blood cells or cell lines.…