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Wednesday 26 April 2017
Two innovative projects have been awarded £50k each through the NC3Rs CRACK IT Solutions technology partnering programme. CRACK IT Solutions supports collaborations to help further develop and validate novel technologies with potential 3Rs benefits. Applying novel imaging platforms to tissue engineered corneal...
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Tuesday 11 April 2017
We have recently published a review focusing on our PhD studentships, which is now available on our website. 
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Wednesday 05 April 2017
The Pint of Science festival is returning to pubs around the country on 15 - 17 May. We are sponsoring events in Glasgow, London, Oxford and Sheffield, where you can meet some of the researchers we work with and hear them speak about their 3Rs-related research. Pint of Science has been rapidly growing in...
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Wednesday 05 April 2017
Two teams have each been awarded £100,000 through the NC3Rs open innovation competition CRACK IT Challenges. The first award is to Dr Virginia Pensabene, University of Leeds, for the CRACK IT Challenge EASE – ’EliminAting Surgical Embryo transfer in mice’.
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Wednesday 22 March 2017
Promoting high standards of laboratory animal welfare by refining housing, husbandry and procedures is at the heart of NC3Rs’ work. High standards are important not only for the sake of the animals used but also because animal welfare can impact on scientific outcomes, including the validity of animals as...
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Friday 17 March 2017
A new task for assessing memory in humans has been developed by a team at Durham University and published recently in Learning and Memory.
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Thursday 16 March 2017
Six teams have been awarded over half a million pounds of funding in the latest Phase 1 proof-of-concept stage of the NC3Rs CRACK IT Challenges competition*. CRACK IT Challenges brings together industry, academia and SMEs to tackle current scientific questions (‘Challenges’) that have the potential to deliver...
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Tuesday 07 March 2017
The NC3Rs has launched a new resource on choosing contractors for animal research, especially for preclinical studies involving dogs and macaques. The PDF presentation provides advice on appropriate animal welfare standards for researchers applying for grant funds from the major UK bioscience funding bodies.
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Thursday 23 February 2017
A recent review has summarised current and future opportunities to apply the 3Rs in the safety assessment of pharmaceuticals, highlighting scientific, ethical and financial benefits to the industry. This invited publication in the ILAR Journal is part of an issue themed ‘Technology, the 3Rs, and Pharmaceutical...
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Tuesday 21 February 2017
Scientists at the NC3Rs, AstraZeneca and University of Plymouth have conducted the largest survey to-date on the use and care of zebrafish in research. The results are published this week in Journal of Fish Biology and cover anaesthesia and euthanasia methods, housing and husbandry, breeding and production.

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