is also seeking to broaden the understanding and appreciation for alternative methods not only among scientists, but also among the general public, thought-leaders, media representatives, and patients and patient advocates.
Airborne radio direction-finding (ARDF
) equipment had evolved since Herb Hovey arrived in country in 1962 carrying the mission gear to configure the first three DeHavilland RU-6A Beaver aircraft as checked baggage.
In the same issue of JAMA, Dan Glickman, former Agriculture Secretary, defended the USDA's decision, saying that it "was in the best interest of all involved--the federal government, the ARDF
, and the biomedical research community--and will not jeopardize important research being conducted on a number of fronts." Furthermore, he said, "the USDA values the work of the biomedical research community.
McArdle, a scientist who once experimented with laboratory animals but now directs the Alternatives Research and Development Foundation (ARDF
) in Eden Prairie, Minn.
The Alternatives Research & Development Foundation (ARDF
), which promotes alternatives to the use of laboratory animals in research, testing, and education, is currently soliciting research proposals for its 2017 Alternatives Research Grant Program.
Dimensions (WxDxH) 29.5" x 33.5" x 43.1" (excluding ARDF