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A blow to scientific research ?>

A blow to scientific research

In the rush to publish papers and secure grants, it is sometimes forgotten that the goal of biomedical research is not to outdo one another, but rather to better understand nature and the inner workings of life. This goal is seen in a new light after the destruction caused by hurricane Sandy. In addition to the widespread devastation, biomedical research at New York University School of Medicine took a significant blow. Flooding at one of the university’s three animal care…

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Several changes to NIH animal research policies ?>

Several changes to NIH animal research policies

On Dec. 1, the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare announced that the National Institutes of Health would be adopting the eighth edition of the “Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals” effective Jan. 1. The Guide establishes the agency’s policies for the humane use of animals at institutions that receive NIH funding. Many in the research community questioned the implementation of the Guide, including the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. ASBMB co-signed a letter from FASEB…

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