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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...
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...
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.
Wednesday 09 March 2016
Three projects have each been awarded £30,000 seed funding, through the NC3Rs CRACK IT Solutions partnering programme, to support collaborations which will help develop, validate and test technologies with 3Rs potential. The programme links technology developers with researchers and organisations that can add...
New CRACK IT Solution: Extrapolating in vitro to in vivo toxicity for predicting effects on growth in rats and mice
Tuesday 08 March 2016
Researchers at the University of York are seeking partners with expertise in mammalian cell culture to develop novel mathematical approaches for in vitro to in vivo extrapolation. Such models developed as part of a suite of tests have the potential to reduce the use of animals in chronic toxicity studies. The...
Latest CRACK IT Challenges: funding innovative technologies with 3Rs benefits and business potential
Monday 29 February 2016
Six teams have been awarded funding in Phase 1 of the latest NC3Rs CRACK IT Challenges competition, a challenge-led competition run in collaboration with the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, using its Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI). CRACK IT Challenges bring together industry, academia and SMEs...
Tuesday 16 February 2016
Fish are commonly used in experiments to identify environmental hazards and pollutants in water. As their gills are in constant contact with the water, they are often the focal point for studies seeking to understand the effects of exposure to toxicants.
Promising research on neuronal ageing in a non-mammalian model recognised by David Sainsbury Fellowship
Wednesday 03 February 2016
Invertebrates such as Drosophila melanogaster (the fruit fly) are used extensively in research on complex biological processes and disease mechanisms. They have the potential to replace the use of mammalian models in some studies, particularly in rodents, but maximising this opportunity is challenging and...
Wednesday 27 January 2016
A collaborative research team looked at improving toxicity testing via in vitro tests, to enable faster and more efficient evaluation of chemical effects on human health without the use of animals.
Wednesday 27 January 2016
A new e-learning resource focusing on the assessment of laboratory animal welfare has been launched to help researchers and animal care staff to identify signs of good and poor welfare in research animals.
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