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Guest Blog
Wednesday 26 February 2014
Dr Meritxell Huch, at the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, has won the NC3Rs 3Rs Prize for research that has for the first time grown “mini-livers” from adult mouse stem cells. 
Guest Blog
Friday 21 February 2014
“The use of the stickleback instead of other fish species will result in a 50% reduction in the number of fish used for testing the effects of chemicals on sexual development.”
Staff Blog
Thursday 06 February 2014
NC3Rs Board member Dr Ian Ragan discusses new methodologies to make pluripotent stem cells and GM animals.
Guest Blog
Friday 24 January 2014
Recent University of Edinburgh spin out, FibromEd Products Limited, and biotechnology company Kirkstall Limited, have been awarded funding from the NC3Rs CRACK IT Solutions programme.
Staff Blog
Thursday 09 January 2014
Researchers from Queen Mary University have this week published research showing that the NC3Rs ARRIVE guidelines, whilst being adopted and endorsed by over 300 journals, are not being adequately implemented. Dr Katie Lidster, co-author of the article* discusses the research and its implications.
Guest Blog
Thursday 19 December 2013
Neurodegeneration is a component of many neurological disorders including multiple sclerosis, stroke and Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. 
Staff Blog
Thursday 12 December 2013
This month The Scientist magazine announced the winners of their annual Top 10 Innovations 2013 competition, which highlights the best global technologies to enter the lab. Three of these have potential to replace, reduce or refine the use of animals in research. The NC3Rs Technology Programme Manager, Dr...
Guest Blog
Thursday 05 December 2013
Fungal spores can cause fatal lung infections (such as pulmonary aspergillosis) in people with weakened immune systems. 
Staff Blog
Wednesday 27 November 2013
There is an urgent need for new treatment options to halt the disabling progression of multiple sclerosis (MS).  Professor David Baker, Queen Mary University of London, explains how a novel animal model developed with NC3Rs funding offers a significant refinement improvement over previous animal models of...
Staff Blog
Friday 22 November 2013
This week the NC3Rs publishes its 2013 Research Review, analysing the research funding portfolio from 2004 onwards and featuring case-studies from 12 award holders who are developing technologies and approaches that deliver genuine progress in the 3Rs.

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