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Baden-Württemberg's Ministry of Finance and Economy is to contribute 500,000 euros in funding to the joint research project "Artificial Micro-Organs", a collaboration between the Natural and Medical Sciences Institute (NMI) and the Institute for Micro and Information Technology based in Villingen-Schwenningen.

New category: Ground-breaking Technology

Thursday, 02 August 2012 22:57

The InVitroJobs website now features a new category, "Ground-breaking Technology", in which selected scientific publications are compiled in a thematic bibliography. The list includes milestones in the development of technological highlights which already can or could in the future replace animal experiments for specific topics.

Icelandic researchers led by Kari Stefansson from the pharmaceutical company deCODE genetics in Reykjavik have discovered a gene mutation in the genomes of almost 1,800 dementia-free 80- to 100-year-olds that lowers the risk of contracting the disease.

Researchers, students and companies are to be provided free access to all results of scientific research publicly funded in the EU.

The development of the cerebral cortex differs between humans and animals in size and shape due to the ability of nerve stem cells to divide, producing far more cells in human brains than in animals.

Symrise Joins EPAA

Monday, 09 July 2012 23:03

Symrise, a company that deals with flavourings and olfactory substances, has recently joined the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA). By doing so, it has undertaken to uphold EPAA's standards concerning 3R product testing.

Dr. Thomas Montag-Lessing died in July at the age of 61 years. I did not take for granted getting to know the scientist working at the Paul Ehrlich Institute personally and yet he has earned these lines - but they are also in memory of all those dedicated researchers who work on the ethically challenging development of replacement methods to animal experiments without being in the spotlight of public attention and without being recognised as a significant developer.

The Enquete Commission "Internet and digital society" pronounce itsself for comprehensive support of an open access principle in the field of science. The proclamation follows a recommendation of the working group "Education and research" which found broad approval of the commissioners during the monday meeting.

Utrecht: Survey on 3R Models

Tuesday, 26 June 2012 08:11

The University of Utrecht conducts a survey on the regulatory acceptance and the use of 3R models.

Neural Implants of Carbon

Wednesday, 20 June 2012 08:32

In the BMBF-funded project NeuroCare scientists from the Research Center Jülich and eleven other institutes have developed novel bio-interfaces from carbon in order to create a better connection between nerve cells and electronics.