Latest news and blogs
In the spotlight: newly published book, ‘Reducing, Refining, and Replacing the Use of Animals in Toxicity Testing’
Thursday 08 May 2014
Published in 2014, Reducing, Refining, and Replacing the Use of Animals in Toxicity Testing explores the exciting advances, as well as the hurdles, encountered in the development of alternative methods for toxicity testing.
Thursday 08 May 2014
The key to using mathematical models in toxicological safety assessments is to acknowledge that models are imperfect representations of reality.
Thursday 24 April 2014
Dr Diane Harbison, Head of Business Development at Edinburgh BioQuarter, explains how the CRACK IT Challenge programme has supported Edinburgh BioQuarter’s goal to bring scientists, clinicians, industrialists and patients together in search of innovative solutions to scientific problems.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
Professor Dr. Thomas Korff from the Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology, University of Heidelberg has recently been credited by the German Research Foundation (DGF) for his outstanding work in improving animal welfare in scientific research.
Thursday 10 April 2014
Zebrafish can be used in research as an alternative to mammalian species. Dr Caroline Brennan, from Queen Mary University of London, has received funding from the NC3Rs to study the genetic mechanisms underlying addiction behaviours using zebrafish.
Thursday 03 April 2014
While explaining science in plain English can often be challenging, it is an important skill to develop and can give the public new insights into research.
Thursday 27 March 2014
A new facility called ShARM (Shared Ageing Research Models) is bringing together researchers working on mouse models of ageing, with the aim of improving scientific practice by encouraging both resource and data sharing and by creating a new forum for discussion about animal welfare issues.
Tuesday 25 March 2014
Inaugural 3Rs prize winner, Siouxsie Wiles, reflects on her career progression over the eight years since receiving the prize and how the NC3Rs recognition has helped her to talk more openly about her research with animals.
Wednesday 19 March 2014
A redesigned device for recording brain activity in monkeys, which is less prone to infection than standard systems, has been recognised by the NC3Rs 3Rs Prize for its potential to improve the welfare of non-human primates in research.
Thursday 06 March 2014
2013 3Rs prize runner up Dr György Fejer, from Plymouth University, speaks to the NC3Rs about how his highly commended work with macrophage cells has the potential to reduce the number of mice used in infectious disease research.
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