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First artificial human lung

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 21:09

CNN recently reported on the first entire artificial lung grown by researchers at University of Texas under the direction of Joan Nichols.

Hannover: Conference on Spin-offs

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 20:45

On 24. of February from 10 to 4 p.m., the Research and Technology Contact Center "uni transfer" at the Leibniz University of Hannover together with the Institute for Economic and Cultural Geography organize a meeting under the topic" University spin-off companies".

Smallest structures on a scale of 100 nanometres can be made clearly visible under a simple laboratory microscope at a low cost using tiny glass beads distributed across a cell sample.

EU Workshop: Animal Testing

Sunday, 09 February 2014 21:11

On February 19, 2014, 8-9:30 am, there is a EU Workshop under the topic: Animal Testing - Science or Tradition? What Future for Alternatives to Animal Testing? hosted by Sidonia Jedrzejewska, Member of European Parliament, EEP, Polen.

ESTIV 2014: Deadline abstract submission extended

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 21:13

For this year´s 18th International Congress of the European Society of Toxicology In Vitro (ESTIV), participants have the opportunity to apply a bit later. The deadline for submissions has been prolonged.

Under the title “Toward Adverse Outcome Pathways and Fit-for-Purpose Assays for DNT” the fourth International Conference on Alternatives for Developmental Neurotoxicity Testing (DNT) will be held in Philadelphia, PA, from the 12th until the 14th of May 2014.

The European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL Ecvam) has released a video on its work on chemical safety assessment without animal testing.

One of the methods used for testing new pharmaceutical substances for their efficacy is on cells in vitro. To that end, scientists led by Stephan Stürwald at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT) have combined digital holographic microscopy with optical  tweezers.

Four researchers based in Tübingen and Stuttgart-Hohenheim will receive funding from the State of Baden-Württemberg for the coming two years for their research on alternatives and complementary methods to animal experiments. The funding totals €400,000.

Prof. Oliver Brüstle and his team of scientists from Bonn, Germany, have developed a new test with which they are able to test the effects of potential Alzheimer's drugs on human brain cells, with the aim of the test is to provide better results than animal experiments.