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Laboratory Animal Sciences Virtual Conference, February 8-9
Register now for this year’s Laboratory Animal Sciences Virtual Conference event on February 8-9. Conference tracks include:
- Breeding and management of transgenic large or unconventional animal species
- Advances in daily evaluation and assessment of laboratory animals including automatization and video monitoring
- Advances and challenges in surgery, anesthesia and euthanasia
- Advances in environmental enrichment of new animal models
- Education and training with concentration on continuous professional development
- Non-commercial technical trade track addressing topics listed above
Click here to register.
Sex as a Biological Variable in Research with NHPs
In 2015 the NIH released a policy on the importance of rigor in scientific research that will impact NHP research. These changes affected applications for grants starting in January of 2016. NIH expects that sex as a biological variable will be factored into research designs, analyses, and reporting in vertebrate animal and human studies. Strong justification from the scientific literature, preliminary data, or other relevant considerations must be provided for applications proposing to study only one sex. Please see the included links to learn more about this NIH policy.
- Guide Notice: Enhancing Reproducibility through Rigor and Transparency
- Guide Notice: Consideration of Sex as a Biological Variable in NIH-funded Research
- OER “Rigor and Reproducibility"
Monkey White Paper
The Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) announced today the release of the white paper, The Critical Role of Nonhuman Primates in Medical Research. The white paper is a collaboration between FBR and eight premier scientific groups: the American Academy of Neurology, the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, the American Physiological Society, the American Society for Microbiology, the American Transplant Foundation, the Endocrine Society, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology and the Society for Neuroscience.
The white paper highlights the essential role NHPs historically have and continue to play in finding treatments for serious and life-altering conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, Zika virus, HIV/AIDS and Parkinson’s disease. To learn more about how research with NHPs is contributing to lifesaving cures for people, please download the white paper, The Critical Role of Nonhuman Primates in Medical Research or visit fbresearch.org.
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