With the help of a cell culture model consisting of patients' tumor cells, scientists from the cluster of excellence BIOSS Centre for Biological Signalling Studies at the University of Freiburg and the Freiburg University Medical Center have tested a new inhibitor which could be effective against a bad breast cancer prognosis.

The Journal Applied In Vitro Toxicology is going to launch a special Issue on "Implementing Alternative Approaches for Inhalation Toxicity Testing". Deadline for manuscript submission is December 15, 2017.

A team of scientists in the department Experimental Toxicology and Ecology at BASF SE in Ludwigshafen, Germany, has refined a method for detecting substances that can trigger allergic skin reactions. This allows the intensity of a substance’s skin-sensitizing effect to be predicted. This is important for assessing not only chemicals’ skin-sensitizing effects (H317) according to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), but also their potency (sub-categories 1A and 1B).

EPAA Prize: Deadline extended

Friday, 08 September 2017 12:16

The deadline of the this years`Refinement Prize of the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) has just been extended. Applicants now have until end of September 22nd to submit their application for this €6000 award.

A collection of non-animal methods shall be provided in use for basic and applied research concerning the following four human disease areas: neurodegenerative diseases, respiratory tract diseases, cardiovascular diseases and breast cancer.

The PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. (PISC) is proud to announce an early-career scientist award to participate in the Institute for In Vitro Sciences’ (IIVS) 2018 Practical Methods for In Vitro Toxicology Workshop. The award will fund workshop registration ($1,950 USD), as well as airfare and hotel accommodations (up to $1,000 USD).

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) wants to make open access in Germany as a standard of scientific publishing. To reach the goal, the Ministry has developed an open access strategy.

“…It’s about better science …”

Monday, 04 September 2017 08:43

In August 2017 the 10th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences, probably this year’s most significant international scientific event in the field, took place in Seattle.

Malaria research with placenta on the chip

Sunday, 03 September 2017 08:35

With the help of a microfluidic chip, researchers from the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the Florida Atlantic University are developing a 3d model that will be used to simulate placental diseases, such as the complicated sequence of a malaria-infected placenta.

Call for Expressions of Interest for Membership of the Scientific Panels and the Scientific Committee of EFSA 2017