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Genoskin brings animal testing alternative to the U.S. Special

Genoskin, a company that provides a cutting-edge alternative to animal testing by keeping donated human skin alive, has set up operations in the U.S. To find out more Digital Journal spoke to Pascal Descargues, founder and CEO of Genoskin.

Europe rejects animal testing ban

The European Commission, composed of the nations of Europe, has rejected a call to ban all animal experimentation throughout the European Union. This decision came in response to a pan-European campaign.

U.K. drug companies more open on animal research

Several U.K. research groups have agreed to publicly disclose more information about their animal subjects and the number of animal experiments undertaken each year.

Lab grown skin can prevent animal testing

Human skin grown in the laboratory can be used to replace animals used in drug and cosmetics testing, according to a new report.

Bid to end animal testing of mascara

Liverpool - An end to mascara testing on animals could be possible thanks to a new technique developed by a research team. The test uses microscopic organisms.

Scientists successfully breed glow-in-the-dark rabbits

Scientists in Hawaii and Turkey have successfully bred a litter of eight rabbits in an attempt to develop medicine for life-threatening diseases. What's so special about that? Two of these rabbits glow in the dark.

Europe introduces complete ban on sale of animal tested cosmetics

On Monday, a full ban on the testing of cosmetic products on animals came into force in the European Union. The complete ban was welcomed by animal rights groups but some in the cosmetics industry remain unconvinced.

Fifty years on Grünenthal issue thalidomide apology

One of the most tragic cases associated with medicines was the thalidomide scandal of the 1950s and 1960s, where improperly tested medicines were given to pregnant women. Some fifty years on, the company responsible have issued a public apology.

Former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt backs cruelty free cosmetics

Former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt is among the celebrities backing a new campaign by the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV).

Ricky Gervais backs the 'Stop the Baby Trade' campaign Special

The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) have launched a campaign which is being backed by actor and comedian Ricky Gervais. The campaign aims to put a stop to the international trade in monkeys which are then used for research.

NASA back in monkey business using primates for irradiation tests

NASA stopped using monkeys in experiments 30 years ago, but last year the agency agreed to fund an experiment looking into irradiation using monkeys. The proposed experiment has prompted people around the world to ask NASA to drop the project.

U. of Utah biomed labs put down most of its research animals

Uncovered by PETA, two University of Utah biomedical laboratories use dogs and cats for its research, obtaining the animals from shelters. PETA has accused the University of cruelty.

European Union phasing out animal testing for cosmetics

An amendment of the Cosmetics Directive of the European Union to phase out animal testing for acute toxic effects, such as irritation of eyes and skin, of beauty products has now come into effect.

A Different Kind of Laboratory Mouse

Few issues rouse such strong emotions as the use of animals in laboratory testing. For a growing number of people, animal testing conjures up images of small, defenceless creatures being poisoned by chemicals, or having caustic subs.
 

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Green monkeys were used to test the effectiveness of antibiotic Levaquin against the plague.
Green monkeys were used to test the effectiveness of antibiotic Levaquin against the plague.
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