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A lab on a chip with human cells (Wyss Institute)

Alternative methods, Health

02 - 27 - 2015

Our organs on a microchip?

Alternative methods to animal research are under development. The culture of human cells on microcarriers (also called chips) could soon help define...
The FDA has taken exceptional measures to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa

12 - 31 - 2014

The Animal Rule, an American exception

Faced with the recent crisis of the Ebola virus, the FDA (a US agency for Food and Drug Administration) has set up the Animal Rule. This is an...
Human Brain Project : neurons and synapses will be simulated by a computer

Animal research, Fundamental research

11 - 14 - 2014

Towards a computer simulated brain?

The ambition of the Human Brain Project (HBP) is to create a digital brain on the model of the human brain. The European Commission put one billion...
brain GPS in the rat - Nobel Prize of Medicine 2014

Animal research, Fundamental research, Health, Scientific progress

10 - 23 - 2014

The 2014 Nobel Prize for Medicine awards the discovery of the ‘brain’s GPS’

John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser have discovered a complex brain system responsible for our sense of direction. Thus, researchers have...
Lab mice. Animal experimentation

Animal research, Animal welfare, Ethics, Health, Scientific progress

02 - 10 - 2014

Why do we do research on animals ?

Today a lively debate is taking place around animal experimentation. However, medical progress and animal welfare are not incompatible.