European Commission rejects Stop Vivisection Initiative

Today the European Commission rejected the Stop Vivisection Initiative that sought to repeal European Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes and ban animal research in the EU. Today, there are effective treatments for many infectious diseases, some forms of cancer, and several chronic diseases such as diabetes. These advancements would … Continue reading European Commission rejects Stop Vivisection Initiative

A bad week for medical research in Italy – but science is fighting back!

The approval on Wednesday¬†by the Italian Chamber of Deputies of the amendments to directive 2010/63/EU - referred to as Article 13 - was a very sad day for science in Italy (and there have been far to many of these lately). While some of the provisions in Article 13 are quite innocuous, even rather pointless … Continue reading A bad week for medical research in Italy – but science is fighting back!