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News
Monday 19 October 2015
We are pleased to announce the award of three grants under our joint strategic award competition with the BBSRC in the area of replacing animal models of bovine Tuberculosis (bTB). The current UK bovine tuberculosis epidemic is one of the biggest challenges facing cattle farming in the UK with very serious...
Guest Blog
Friday 16 October 2015
In 2014 the NC3Rs launched a programme of work to support the wide-scale development and application of pathways-based approaches, with the aim of improving the science of human and environmental safety assessment and ultimately reducing the reliance on animal toxicity testing.
News
Thursday 15 October 2015
There is an unmet need for a solution that can provide comprehensive target information at the lead selection stage of small molecule drug discovery. Interactions with proteins beyond the intended target influence the therapeutic, ADME and toxicity profile of small molecule drugs. Many off-target interactions...
News
Wednesday 14 October 2015
New work published in PLOS Biology by Professor Malcolm Macleod and Dr Emily Sena from the CAMARADES group at the University of Edinburgh shows continuing problems with the quality of animal research, based on information included in papers on the use of approaches to minimise subjective bias. The study...
News
Tuesday 13 October 2015
The NC3Rs has been announced as a consortium partner for a new collaborative project awarded under the Horizon 2020 framework, in which academia will work alongside small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), large industry, contract research organisations (CROs) and regulatory bodies to achieve more efficient...
Guest Blog
Tuesday 13 October 2015
Shared Ageing Research Models (ShARM) is a not for profit organisation for sharing resources on ageing mice models. Funded by the Wellcome Trust, ShARM is a partnership between MRC Harwell and the Universities of Sheffield and Newcastle. ShARM Community offers access to aged mice models to researchers in the UK...
Guest Blog
Tuesday 06 October 2015
Together with the Institute of Animal Technology (IAT), we recently held a symposium for animal technicians, an event bringing together technicians from various backgrounds and speakers from both academia and industry. This was our ninth Animal Technicians’ Symposium, an event that has always proved popular...
Staff Blog
Tuesday 06 October 2015
Scientists using animals in research have a responsibility to ensure that the studies are appropriately designed, conducted, analysed and reported so that they impartially and robustly answer the question they are intended to and truly add to the knowledge base. Failure to fully embrace this responsibility...
Staff Blog
Monday 21 September 2015
Last week, NC3Rs made a trip to Bradford to join the British Science Festival for our session “Dish and chips: new alternatives to animal testing”, chaired by Professor Jamie Davies from the University of Edinburgh, former Deputy Chair of the NC3Rs Board and former NC3Rs grant holder. We listenened to a series...
Staff Blog
Monday 21 September 2015
The ‘Procedures with Care’ website contains HD video tutorials offering step-by-step practical guidance for carrying out the administration of substances to mice and rats, emphasising the need to handle the animals with care to reduce any distress caused by the procedures. All of the most common routes are...

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