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Staff Blog
Monday 08 August 2016
The emotional state of an animal is a key indicator of its welfare and many researchers now use a variety of approaches to better understand the wellbeing of animals, and the impact that good welfare can have on research.
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Friday 05 August 2016
Further funding for new approaches to reduce reliance on animals in research and improve animal welfare will ensure that the UK’s scientific community continues to lead in its commitment to the 3Rs.
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Wednesday 03 August 2016
A recent publication describes a novel approach to assessing the palatability of new drugs using the amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum instead of rodents. The work was funded through an NC3Rs CRACK IT Solutions technology partnering award.
Staff Blog
Wednesday 03 August 2016
A study, published in the journal Cell, describes organoids of colorectal cancer derived from the patients’ own tissue. The creation of organoids, 3D organ-buds grown in vitro that show realistic micro-anatomy, is a technique being investigated across a huge number of different cell types, from the brain to the...
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Wednesday 20 July 2016
Today the Home Office released their annual statistics showing the number of scientific procedures using living animals in Great Britain in 2015.  Our Chief Executive, Dr Vicky Robinson, comments:
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Friday 15 July 2016
Working in partnership with MedImmune, the biologics R&D arm of AstraZeneca, we organised a workshop to explore how the 3Rs can be used as a foundation for minimising both animal use and drug attrition in oncology research.
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Wednesday 13 July 2016
An analysis, published recently in Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, has shown that Quantitative Structure–Activity Relationship (QSAR) models could potentially be used to predict whether plant protection product (PPP) metabolites are acutely toxic to fish. The work was led by the NC3Rs, in partnership...
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Wednesday 13 July 2016
A study published recently in Journal of Neuroscience Methods describes a new Non-invasive Head Immobilisation System (NHIS) for macaque monkeys used in neurobiology research.
Staff Blog
Tuesday 05 July 2016
In May 2015, we launched a major new resource – The Macaque Website – which complements our earlier website on Common Marmoset Care. The aim of the macaque site is to share information on macaque behaviour, care and use to improve the welfare of these animals in laboratories worldwide. Some 25 organisations...
Staff Blog
Wednesday 29 June 2016
Funding research has been an essential part of our strategy and over the last five years we have committed around £28 million for grants to develop and characterise new 3Rs approaches and technologies. We have also recognised the importance of complementing this with support for 3Rs infrastructure, including...

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