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A team of American-Swedish researchers is convinced that dementia is not caused by increasing deposits of amyloid plaques in the brain but, on the contrary, as a result of a decrease in the amount of soluble amyloid-beta in the brain.

Despite amending the Animal Welfare Act as well as the Animal Welfare Experiments Directive, Germany has still not implemented its legal requirements in conformity with the EU directive of the protection of animals used for scientific purposes. However, the European Union has terminated the infringement proceedings.

Munich: Pancreas model developed

Tuesday, 11 October 2022 12:05

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a novel organoid model that can be used to study the growth steps and three-dimensional arrangement of cancer cells of the pancreas.

Dr. Winfried Neuhaus, the Principal Scientist at the Austrian Institute of Technology and president of the European Society for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EUSAAT), has been appointed University Professor for 3Rs and New Approach Methodologies (NAMs).

On 29 September 2022, the U.S. Senate passed the FDA Modernization Act 2.0, without dissent, taking a major step toward enacting a policy that could dramatically reduce testing on dogs, primates, and other animals in the years ahead.

News from the EUSAAT Congress

Saturday, 01 October 2022 15:07

After a Corona break, the European Society for Alternatives to Animal Testing organized its congress in Linz from September 26-28. Finally, after two years of Corona restrictions and countless online meetings and congresses, researchers, representatives of regulatory authorities as well as NGOs were able to meet again in person and, above all, to exchange ideas. The congress was organized for the first time in the new building of the Medical Faculty of Johannes Keppler University in Linz.

Using human lung and liver cells, Chinese researchers have observed that nano plastics of 80 nm in size have a disturbing effect on energy and cellular metabolism.

In cell culture, researchers from Philadelphia have discovered a new mechanism that could inhibit the deposition of the feared alpha-synuclein.

The Berlin State Animal Welfare Officer promotes the development and application of animal-free methods in basic and applied research.

The PETA Science Consortium International (PISC) will help give an early career scientist the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in genetic toxicology and get hands-on experience with some of these new methods.