Latest news and blogs
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.
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,...
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...
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...
Thursday 29 September 2016
A new publication in the Journal of Toxicological and Pharmacological Methods compares the effect of traditional and modern home pen design on the welfare of laboratory beagles. The study, by Dr Laura Scullion Hall and Professor Hannah Buchanan-Smith from Stirling University, performed in collaboration with...
Wednesday 28 September 2016
The use of food and fluid control as motivational tools for macaques used in behavioural neuroscience research is an area of longstanding interest to the NC3Rs. Typically, performance of correct trials on cognitive or behavioural tasks is rewarded with small amounts of food or fluid. To motivate adequate daily...
Monday 26 September 2016
This October we are partnering with the British Library to host a Talk Science event focussing on the 3Rs. Run by the science team at the British Library, the Talk Science series is an opportunity for the public to engage with world leading scientists on a variety of topics. On Thursday 13 October a panel of...
Friday 23 September 2016
A new resource, launched this week, shows technical staff and researchers how to handle mice using non-aversive methods. The tutorial is based on research funded by the NC3Rs and BBSRC, carried out at the University of Liverpool by Professor Jane Hurst and Dr Kelly Gouveia1,2.
Friday 02 September 2016
In July, the NC3Rs hosted 19 PhD students from institutions across the UK at our fourth annual Summer School. The residential event was held at the University of York and featured a two and a half day programme of workshops and presentations. The first year NC3Rs PhD students were joined by PhD students from...
Friday 26 August 2016
Four NC3Rs-funded scientists have been awarded funding under our public engagement scheme. The researchers will showcase their work through a variety of events taking place in the coming year. This is the second group to benefit from our public engagement awards after the inaugural funding scheme in 2014.
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