ALTEX Archive - 1/09


Editorial
Franz P. Gruber

Contents

FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Annamaria A. Bottini and Thomas Hartung
Food for thought … on the economics of animal testing

MAIN ARTICLES
Ursula G. Sauer, Thomas Wächter, Barbara Grune, Andreas Doms,  Michael R. Alvers, Horst Spielmann and Michael Schroeder
Go3R – Semantic internet search engine for alternative methods to animal testing

Anna Katharina Manzer, Simone Lombardi-Borgia, Monika Schäfer-Korting, Judith Seeber, Michaela Zorn-Kruppa and Maria Engelke
SV40-transformed human corneal keratocytes: optimisation of serum-free culture   conditions

Lavinia Stingl, Manfred Völkel and Toni Lindl
20 years of hypertension research using genetically modified animals: no clinically promising approaches in sight

SHORT COMMUNICATIONS

Nesya E. Goris, Phaedra L. Eblé, Mart C. M. de Jong and Kris De Clercq
Quantification of foot-and-mouth disease virus transmission rates using published data

Nick Jukes
Alternatives across Latin America: catalysing change in the curriculum

NEWS
CH: Even Great Apes are not safe
EU: ESAC endorses validity of the Local Lymph Node Assay
EU: ESAC accepts two further in vitro skin irritation tests
EU: Animal testing alternative methods website
EU: Inventory on “who’s who in the field of alternative methods” now online
EU: Scientific Committee opinion on the need for non-human primates
D: Hessian prize for animal protection/research goes to Beate Kraemer/Paul Ehrlich Institute in Langen
D: Announcement of the prize for animal protection in research 2009
USA: ACToR – new chemical database of the US-EPA
USA: CAAT 25th anniversary and Center for Excellence
USA: Rodger Curren receives Cave Award
USA: ICCVAM sees no complete replacement for the rabbit pyrogen test
ALTEXethik

CONFERENCE REPORTS
Freiburg, Germany: 40th international congress on applied ethology
Reston, USA: International meeting on Developmental Neurotoxicity (DNT 2)
Utrecht, The Netherlands: Looking in the crystal ball...

COMMENT

Franz P. Gruber
Opinion of the Scientific Committee on the need for non-human primates

REVIEW
Peter Sandøe and Stine B. Christiansen (eds.): Ethics of animal use

CALENDAR

AUTHOR INDEX 2008

COVER


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