Latest news and blogs
Tuesday 03 May 2016
Today is World Asthma Day. To mark this important event our Chief Executive Dr Vicky Robinson is using her monthly blog to highlight some of the work that we have been leading over the last ten years in partnership with the UK’s asthma research community.
Thursday 28 April 2016
We are pleased to announce a new strategic award to Professor Alex Thiele, Newcastle University, for a project aimed at refining the design of cranial implants used in neuroscience studies with macaques, in order to improve the welfare of these animals.
Friday 22 April 2016
The NC3Rs and Safety Pharmacology Society (SPS) have just published the paper ‘Social housing of non-rodents during cardiovascular recordings in safety pharmacology and toxicology studies’. The report, available in the Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods, summarises a survey on current...
Wednesday 20 April 2016
The annual Pint of Science festival will be taking over pubs across the country next month to host evenings where scientists discuss their research over a proverbial pint. The NC3Rs has been participating in the festival since it was launched in 2013. This year we are sponsoring events in London, Southampton...
Tuesday 12 April 2016
They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. But what about scientists and new procedures?
Wednesday 06 April 2016
We are launching a new series of monthly blog posts by our Chief Executive, Dr Vicky Robinson. In her first blog she focuses on the growing interest in the issues surrounding experimental design, arguably the most important aspect of any scientific study. The design, analysis and reporting of animal research...
Tuesday 29 March 2016
A study published in Nature reported the creation of brain organoids that mimic the developing human cerebrum for the very first time. One of the authors, Dr Madeline Lancaster, who now works at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, has recently won the annual NC3Rs 3Rs Prize for this work.
Wednesday 23 March 2016
A new study has shown that introducing physiologic cues to the in vitro culture of hepatocyte-like cells (HLCs) makes them a more relevant hepatocyte model that can be used in non-animal liver toxicity testing. The paper, published last week in Archives of Toxicology, is the result of a collaboration between...
Friday 18 March 2016
The work of the NC3Rs is increasingly international. We continue to maintain our focus as the UK’s national centre on the 3Rs, but as our portfolio of office-led data sharing activities has grown, so too has the number of overseas partners that we collaborate with. More than half of the pharmaceutical and...
Tuesday 15 March 2016
A study describes a new method to grow a drug resistant sub-population of cancer stem cells (CSCs) in vitro, providing an opportunity to screen compounds that target these cells using fewer animals.
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