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NABR Update – August 15, 2019

August 15, 2019 Research Animal Adoption Bill Introduced in Senate The AFTER Act, S. 2322, has been introduced in the Senate by Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ), Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI). Similar to the version introduced in the House, H.R. 2897, the bill would amend the Animal Welfare Act to […]

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NABR Update – Special Alert: USDA June FOIA Logs Target Research

  USDA FOIA Logs Show NABR Member Targeting The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released their June 2019 freedom of information (FOIA)logs. There was a total of 314 requests, 237 of which originated with the New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS). This is a marked increase over USDA’s May FOIA numbers. The […]

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FBR SmartBrief – July 24, 2019

 Web Version July 24, 2019 SIGN UP ⋅   FORWARD TOP STORIES Comparing differences between humans, animals could lead to new cures (Sascha Schuermann/AFP/Getty Images) Human diseases are studied in animals because of the genetic similarities, but comparing genetic differences also yields clues, writes Adam Taylor, director of the Clinical Anatomy Learning Centre at Lancaster University. Comparative studies […]

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FBR In the News – Monkey See, Monkey Cure: Primates are Necessary for Research

  View this email in your browser Monkey See, Monkey Cure: Primates are Necessary for Research Today, the Washington Examiner published an opinion piece authored by FBR president Matthew R. Bailey, sharing the importance and necessity of primates in research. From Parkinson’s disease, to Zika virus and to epilepsy – Bailey lists how primates have helped the […]

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FBR SmartBrief July 3, 2019

Scientists eliminate HIV in mice, raising hopes for a cure | Study in monkeys sheds new light on how brains process images | Cancer treatment technique boosts survival in mice |  Web Version July 3, 2019 SIGN UP ⋅   FORWARD TOP STORY Scientists eliminate HIV in mice, raising hopes for a cure (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images) Researchers in laboratories at the University […]

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FBR SmartBrief – June 19, 2019

NABR: Let scientists, not activists, determine how to conduct research | Tech firms enlist animal researchers to help develop AI software | Animal menagerie helps untangle complicated human health questions |  Web Version June 19, 2019 SIGN UP ⋅   FORWARD TOP STORIES NABR: Let scientists, not activists, determine how to conduct research Some members of Congress are pushing for government agencies […]

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NABR Update June 20, 2019

  June 20, 2019 House Appropriations Language Would Cut Off VA Canine Research: Sign on to Letter by Mon, June 24 The House Appropriations Committee has approved an FY2020 VA funding billthat would eliminate funding for all Category D and E canine research at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The language reads as follows: […]

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FBR SmartBrief – June 12, 2019

|  Web Version June 12, 2019 SIGN UP ⋅   FORWARD TOP STORIES Mouse lemurs bridge genetic gap between people, mice (Pixabay) Like mice, mouse lemurs are tiny and reproduce rapidly, but they have more in common genetically with humans than mice do, and studying the little primates could answer many questions about human genetics, says biochemist Mark […]

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FBR SmartBrief – June 5, 2019

  Web Version June 5, 2019 SIGN UP ⋅   FORWARD TOP STORIES Monkeys protected against Nipah virus by experimental Ebola treatment Remdesivir, which is being tested against Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, protected monkeys after exposure to Nipah virus in a small study published in Science Translational Medicine. About 70% of Niphah virus infections […]

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