Breakfast Could Slash the Cost of Cancer Drug by 75 Percent

Many drugs come with specific instructions to “take with food.” Even so, sometimes patients forget, and the consequences seem insignificant. However, prostate cancer patients may do well to be diligent in taking their medicine with food, as doing so may save them as much as $7,500 per month.


Welcome to the new CALAS/ACSAL Website!

We could experience some bumps along the way, please bear with us as we ensure everything works well over the first few days.

A link between gut microbes and hypertension

New research out of the Baylor College of Medicine establishes a link between gut microbes and hypertension. That’s right, gut microbes are in the news yet again.

Call for CCAC Guidelines Subcommittee Members

The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) is forming two new subcommittees of volunteer experts: experimental procedures part A and experimental procedures part B.

Artificial lungs in a backpack may free people with lung failure

An artificial lung that’s small enough to be carried in a backpack has been shown to work in sheep. It’s one of several such devices being developed that could transform the lives of people with lung failure, who are currently dependent on large machines. The new device still requires an oxygen tank to be wheeled around, although tank-free prototypes are also being tested.

Altering gut bacteria to treat autism

After a review of more than 150 papers on autism and gut bacteria, scientists from the US and China have suggested that alteration of the gut microbiome may reduce symptoms of the disorder.

Researchers Find Pathogenic Hallmarks of Alzheimer's Disease in Aged Chimpanzee Brains

A new study published Aug. 1 in Neurobiology of Aging provides the most extensive evidence of Alzheimer’s disease brain pathology in a primate species to date.

the Love Letter Series

The mission of the Love Letter Series is to connect the incredible, inspiring, and impactful stories of patients' lives and legacies with the people that stand in the gap for research and care for animals.

Compassion Fatigue & Enrichment Survey

Researchers at Purdue University are inviting you to participate in a short survey as part of a study. 

We are interested in YOUR opinions about your professional quality of life, including possible compassion fatigue, as personnel working with animals in research settings. We are also interested in how and why you enrich the animals you work with. This survey takes only 10-25 minutes.

CALAS/ACSAL and CALAM Grant Update

CALAS/ACSAL and CALAM regret to announce that funding under the CALAS-CALAM Research Grant program has been suspended for 2019 due to some temporary uncertainty in source funding. 

Survey on Fish Species

Please see below a link for a survey on fish species used for research, their euthanasia and their health monitoring.

The survey will take 10-15 minutes to complete and it will close on 31st May 2018. It is made in collaboration between AALAS and FELASA.  

The first objective of the survey is to have a worldwide census of fish species used for research.

Request for Nominations for the CCAC Board of Directors

The CCAC Governance and Nominations (G&N) Committee is looking to prepare a slate of candidates for election at the 2017 AGM by the CCAC’s 22 member organizations.


Technicians supporting animals in science for 56 of Canada’s 150 years. April 17-21, 2017

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