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January 29, 2018

FDA ends nicotine study on primates after 4 monkeys die

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last Friday that they were ending a controversial experiment on nicotine addiction. The experiment involved having adolescent squirrel monkeys self-administer doses of nicotine until they were addicted so scientists could study the effects. The study began in 2014. By the summer of 2017, four of the test monkeys had died

April 02, 2020

Weekly News Roundup 3/27 to 4/2

This week: Veterinary colleges go online and coronavirus fears could derail scientific research. And by the by, does a dog need a learner’s permit to learn how to drive?

January 27, 2021

Weekly News Roundup 1/22 to 1/28

This week: An airline bans emotional-support animals, COVID-sniffing dogs are headed for Tallahassee, and a new study unlocks the secrets of catnip.

November 30, 2017

Weekly News Roundup 11-24 to 11-30

Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: Reporting animal abuse becomes mandatory in parts of Canada, a cloned dog gets cloned, and yes, dogs are smarter than cats.

December 31, 2019

The top 10 NEWStat stories of 2019

As 2019 draws to a close and we look back over the year that was, NEWStat put together a list of the most popular news stories we published over the last 12 months. 

December 28, 2017

Weekly News Roundup 12/22 – 12/28

This week: checking for microchips becomes law in New York, why more dogs aren't sniffing out cancer, and nipping compassion fatigue in the bud

February 06, 2020

Weekly News Roundup 1/31 to 2/6

This week: A frostbitten cat gets 3D-printed paws, a con man peddling canine-cancer cures gets caught, and a veterinary school that admits rejected candidates . . . for a price.

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