Alternatives to animal experiments are shaping the future of science

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block For years our undercover investigations at U.S. animal research laboratories have helped to raise awareness about the immense animal suffering caused by animal testing and experimentation. Pregnant rabbits are force-fed toxic pesticides. Cats have their spinal cords damaged and are forced to run on treadmills. Rats are placed in […]

Four Recognized by Animal Science for Distinction and Service

submitted Clockwise from top left: Dari Brown, Ron Morrow, Vicky Watkins and Wendie (Wallis) Phelps. The Department of Animal Science in U of A’s Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences is recognizing four individuals for distinction, including three graduates and one friend of the department. Wendie (Wallis) […]

Suffering in silence: Caring for research animals can take a severe mental toll | Science

Conner Sessions’s decision to combine his love of science and animals nearly destroyed him. Growing up in rural Washington state, he spent his early life surrounded by cows, horses, cats, and dogs. He cared about all of them and considered a career in veterinary medicine. But after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from […]

New Culture Prepares for Commercial Production Of Animal-Free Mozzarella With New Vice President of Food Science and Product Development

Animal-Free Dairy Company Hires James Jones, Ph.D., To Help Scale Mozzarella SAN LEANDRO, Calif., March 7, 2023 — New Culture, a pioneering animal-free dairy company, announced today the addition of James Jones, Ph.D. to lead New Culture’s food science and product team. This is a pivotal hire in New Culture’s path to commercialization and brings another world-class technical leader […]

Nagaland: College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry gets VCI recognition | MorungExpress

Peren, January 21 (MExN): The College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Jalukie, Peren has received recognition from Veterinary Council of India, New Delhi. A press release received here stated that since inception, college authorities were pursuing for the Veterinary Council of India (VCI) recognition. The College of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry in Jalukie […]

Extinction crisis puts 1 million species on the brink

Nature is in crisis, and it’s only getting worse. As species vanish at a rate not seen in 10 million years, more than 1 million species are currently on the brink.Humans are driving this extinction crisis through activities that take over animal habitats, pollute nature and fuel global warming, scientists say. A new global deal […]

Scientists study ‘world’s oldest meal’ to learn about our animal ancestors

The “last meal” consumed by some of the earliest known animals has helped scientists discover new clues about some odd ancient creatures that are our animal ancestors, according to the Australian National University. Ediacaran biota, the lifeforms that were present on Earth during the Ediacaran period around 575 million years ago, are some of the […]

Beef Cattle Nutrition Expert Meyer Named Animal Science King Visiting Scholar

submitted King Visiting Scholar Allison Meyer is visiting with students, faculty and staff this week, including an open seminar on Tuesday. Allison Meyer, associate professor of ruminant nutrition in the Division of Animal Sciences at the University of Missouri, has been named the 2022 King Visiting Scholar by the Department […]

Family-friendly Animal Haunts event returns to Ann Arbor’s Leslie Science and Nature Center

ANN ARBOR – Looking for a non-scary, fun and educational event for the whole family this Halloween season? The annual Animal Haunts returns on Saturday, Oct. 29 to the Leslie Science and Nature Center with both daylight (4-6 p.m.) and after dark (7-9 p.m.) events. Designed for families with children ages 12 and under, the […]

My Piece at BBC Science Focus on Cat Books

I’ve written a piece for BBC Science Focus magazine. Photo: Fabio Lamanna/Shutterstock By Zazie Todd PhD There’s nothing better than curling up with with a cat on your lap and a good book to read — especially if the book is about cats. So I considered the many cat books on my bookshelf and wrote […]

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