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Women in Science Grant Challenges Status Quo Animal Research
Date:9/5/2013

Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 05, 2013

The New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS), Boston, and its affiliate, the American Fund for Alternatives to Animal Research (AFAAR), New York, continue their legacy of supporting scientists committed to non-animal research with the launch of their 2014-15 Fellowship Grant for Alternatives to Animal Research in Women’s Health and Sex Differences.

The $40,000 postdoctoral annual award will go to a woman working to develop, use, or validate non-animal alternatives to advance women’s health and/or understanding of sex-based differences in research results.

NEAVS and AFAAR work to advance scientific methods that are more efficient, efficacious, and predictive of human responses than outdated and cruel animal experiments and testing. Millions of animals suffer in scientific, biomedical, industrial, military, cosmetic, and other areas of research. In many cases results, when extrapolated to humans, are limited, erroneous, dangerous, or even deadly. Advances in science and technology make animal suffering unnecessary and replace the flawed use of animals for the purported benefit of human health with better science. (For the latest developments in alternatives visit http://neavs.org.)

“Our new Fellowship Grant’s pioneering approach of focusing on women, women’s health, and sex differences promises important contributions to medical breakthroughs. The grant supports a new generation of compassionate researchers dedicated to science that will better lead to the results humans need and are waiting for, and an end to the archaic reliance on research on animals,” said NEAVS President Theodora Capaldo, EdD.

NEAVS investigations show that research results from studies on men often do not apply to women.* For example, because men and women do not metabolize drugs in the same manner, factors lik
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