Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Delicate Balance

On Friday, May 1, BARC is hosting a screening of the recent documentary film A Delicate Balance. The film talks about how our food choices affect our health and the environment, and the director will be here for a Q&A session after the film!

Friday, May 1 at 4pm
Wilson Hall, Room 101

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Brown researchers help save animals from labs

Kudos to Brown University researchers and their efforts to reduce the need for animals in the laboratory! Please follow the link below to read the full article from the Boston Globe:

Are the lab rat's days numbered?

"Bioengineers are striving to topple a scientific icon: the lowly lab mouse. And to replace bunnies, beagles, and other warm-blooded animals with insentient but biologically sophisticated substitutes.

At Brown University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and other research centers, new efforts to build complex living "microtissues" from cultured cells represent some of the most promising progress toward reducing the need for laboratory creatures..."