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Tuesday 17 January 2017
A recent study has shown that human bone regeneration can be studied in the extraembryonic membrane of a developing chick egg, which could replace studies in mice. The work, by Dr Richard Oreffo from University of Southampton and NC3Rs-funded PhD student Inés Moreno-Jiménez, has recently been published in...
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Thursday 12 January 2017
The framework SEARCHBreast (Sharing Experimental Animal Resources, Coordinating Holdings), established with NC3Rs funding, enables scientists to share material from animal studies in breast cancer research, minimising repetition of animal studies and maximising the use of available resources.
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Thursday 12 January 2017
We are pleased to announce 11 new PhD studentships awarded in the recent round of funding. The awards, totalling nearly £1 million, embed the 3Rs in the training of new generations of researchers from a broad range of scientific backgrounds. One studentship is awarded jointly with the British Heart Foundation...
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Tuesday 06 December 2016
The reproducibility of preclinical research has been in the limelight over the last few years, with many major scientific stakeholders concerned about the quality of the design and reporting of animal experiments. We published the ARRIVE guidelines in 2010 to help researchers report their in vivo science...
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Thursday 03 November 2016
The Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) and the Consortium for Innovation and Quality in Pharmaceutical Development (IQ) have announced the 2016 recipients of their Global 3Rs Awards. This program recognises recent research papers which make significant innovative...
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Monday 24 October 2016
A new model of mammalian prion disease has been developed in the fruit fly by a team led by Dr Raymond Bujdoso at the University of Cambridge. The study, co-funded by the NC3Rs and published recently in Biochemical Journal, could lead to a fast, low cost blood test to diagnose prion disease without using...
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Tuesday 11 October 2016
Our new e-learning resource “Euthanasia in Laboratory Animals” is now available. This is the third e-learning resource developed by Professor Paul Flecknell and his team at Newcastle University with funding from the NC3Rs. A version that permits tracking of user completion is available at FLAIR e-learning.
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Monday 10 October 2016
We have awarded £1.5 million to the winners of the annual NC3Rs CRACK IT Challenges competition, run using the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) process which is supported by Innovate UK. CRACK IT Challenges is an innovation competition funded by the NC3Rs that brings together large industries,...
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Monday 10 October 2016
The environment in which laboratory animals are kept profoundly influences their welfare and can affect research outcomes. The African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) is a common model organism for developmental and genetic research, but few studies have investigated its welfare needs and current husbandry...
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Monday 03 October 2016
A paper published recently in Nature Protocols describes a new, non-invasive way to study the transport of molecules in neurons using the fruit fly. NC3Rs David Sainsbury Fellow Dr Alessio Vagnoni, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, has coupled the fruit fly model with cutting edge imaging...

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