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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.
Tuesday 23 August 2016
Millions of laboratory animals are killed each year worldwide, either because their organs or tissues are required, because a humane endpoint has been reached, or because they are surplus to requirements (e.g. due overbreeding or lack of a desired genotype). There are ethical and legal reasons for ensuring that...
Wednesday 17 August 2016
New initiative to review the use of the second species in regulatory studies.
Monday 15 August 2016
The 2016 CRACK IT Challenges competition consists of four Challenges identified jointly by the NC3Rs and Sponsors. This year the competition is funded by the NC3Rs, co-funding provided by Arthritis Research UK (“Osteo-chip”) and ESPRC (“Osteo-chip” and “Maximise”) and supported by Innovate UK (SBRI) with in-...
Tuesday 09 August 2016
An Edinburgh based team are archiving stem cells from patients with bipolar disorder so that they can be shared with scientists worldwide to help reduce the use of animals in research. The team were awarded funding in 2011 in the inaugural competition of the NC3Rs open innovation competition CRACK IT...
Monday 08 August 2016
An overview of an NC3Rs sponsored workshop focusing on measuring animal emotions.
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.
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.
Wednesday 03 August 2016
A study describes organoids of colorectal cancer derived from the patients’ own tissue.
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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