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  • Organoids Advance COVID-19 Research
    by Jon Widell on 06/07/2020 at 2:44 pm

    As the world continues to see the number of COVID-19 cases rise—and braces for a potential second wave—time is of the essence to scientifically investigate the coronavirus and discover approaches for tackling it. We previously reported in Science First how … Continued The post […]

  • Keep your pets safe while you enjoy Independence Day
    by Jon Widell on 02/07/2020 at 2:22 pm

      While Independence Day celebrations can be fun for people, the festivities can be frightening and dangerous for animals. Noisy fireworks and other celebrations can startle companion animals and cause them to run away. According to the American Veterinary Medical … Continued The post […]

  • Gallup Poll Holds Disappointing News for Animals
    by Jon Widell on 29/06/2020 at 3:05 pm

    How do Americans feel about medical testing on animals? A Gallup poll that has been tracking responses to this question since 2001 revealed last week that 56% of Americans view medical testing on animals as “morally acceptable.”  The good news … Continued The post Gallup […]

  • The Promise of Cell-Based Alternatives
    by Jon Widell on 22/06/2020 at 3:16 pm

    NAVS has long supported the Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB), a professional organization focused on cell-based biological research and development and the significant application of these advancements to science and society. We are proud to provide regular grants in … Continued The post […]

  • The NAVS Father’s Day Gift Guide
    by Jon Widell on 21/06/2020 at 5:31 pm

      The Father’s Day Gift Guide Here at NAVS, we understand that Father’s Day might look a little different for most people and their families this year. During these times, giving a gift, no matter the size, has the ability … Continued The post The NAVS Father’s Day […]

  • And then there were six
    by Jon Widell on 15/06/2020 at 3:02 pm

    Each year, thanks to your generosity and commitment to advancing science without harming animals, NAVS awards a grant to the International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER). This grant funds Graduate Student Fellowships for the next generation of researchers—the young men … […]

  • Non-animal models are aiding in the fight against COVID-19
    by Jon Widell on 08/06/2020 at 2:40 pm

    The coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on individuals around the world, leading to more than 100,000 deaths in the U.S. and more than 385,000 deaths globally. As such, the development of efficient drugs or vaccines to combat COVID-19 is … Continued The post Non-animal models are […]

  • NAVS Encouraged by Progress Shared at Virtual ICCVAM Meeting
    by Jon Widell on 01/06/2020 at 3:19 pm

    NAVS has long advocated for new approaches to scientific experimentation that are human relevant and reduce reliance on animal models. That’s why we are pleased to share some exciting information from a recent meeting featuring representatives from several U.S. government … Continued […]

  • The Plan for Progress: Classroom Dissection
    by Jon Widell on 29/05/2020 at 10:23 pm

    As we complete our 90th year of victories on behalf of animals, NAVS is looking toward the future of humane, human-relevant science. To that end, we are undertaking an ambitious, multi-faceted action plan aimed at dramatically furthering our mission to … Continued The post The Plan for […]

  • Moving away from animal-derived antibodies
    by Jon Widell on 22/05/2020 at 9:22 pm

    Antibodies are important tools in science because they are capable of binding to their unique biological targets with a high level of specificity. As a result, scientists use them in many ways: for research, diagnostics, therapeutics and regulatory procedures. Although … Continued The post […]

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