Human skin to replace animal tests

Escrito por New Scientist.

Human skin to replace animal tests"This is a great advance - not just for animals but for people, who will finally have a safety test that is relevant to them," says Kathy Archibald of the anti-vivisection group Europeans for Medical Progress, London. She says animal skin often differs dramatically from human skin in terms of sensitivity.…

New Scientist:Human skin to replace animal tests

Escrito por New Scientist.

New Scientist:Human skin to replace animal tests

 Although cosmetics and skincare giant L'Oréal has been developing reconstructed skin since the 1980s, the search for animal alternatives became urgent in recent months with the introduction of two pieces of legislation.

 
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The Trouble With Animal Models

Escrito por New Scientist.

The Trouble With Animal Models

On October 26, 2006, at the opening day of the Joint World Congress for Stroke in Cape Town, South Africa, disappointing news spread quickly among the attendees: The second Phase III clinical trial for NXY-059 had failed.…

Viaje a una fábrica de piel

Escrito por El Mundo.

Viaje a una fábrica de piel 

Las pruebas de champús, maquillajes o colonias en animales de laboratorio tienen los días contados. A la presión de los ecologistas, se ha unido desde hace dos años una directiva europea según la cual, a partir de 2009 y 2011 (dependiendo de los tests), ya no se podrán probar en animales los ingredientes de productos cosméticos u otras sustancias químicas, desde detergentes hasta pinturas.…