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Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have demonstrated the use of stem-cell-derived "mini-brains" to detect harmful side effects of a common drug on the developing brain.
CAAT study: lab-grown mini-brains are a good alternative to traditional animal testing
24 February 2020
Reports released today by the European Commission show that the fast progress towards humane, animal-free research that citizens expect is not being made.
EC reports show more work is needed to reduce the use and suffering of animals in science
6 February 2020
Animal testing will no longer be required to assess a group of deadly neurotoxins, thanks to University of Queensland-led research.
Scientists invent animal-free testing of lethal neurotoxins
29 October 2019
A new study co-authored by the JRC prioritises human relevant methods and the replacement of animal models in biomedical research.
New study prioritises human-relevant methods and replacement of animal models
23 September 2019
As a demonstration of their commitment, The Estée Lauder Companies will also be beginning its journey of Leaping Bunny cruelty free certification, starting with the certification of some of its brands.
Cruelty Free International and The Estée Lauder Companies unite towards a global end to animal testing for cosmetics
20 June 2019
A recent Commission review on the animal experimentation Directive stresses the importance of unleashing its potential to seriously replace, reduce and refine (3Rs) the use of animals for testing, research or educational purposes. 
Commission review of animal experimentation law highlights scope for delivering improvements on animal welfare
13 November 2017