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Friday 10 July 2015
Often animals are killed to provide a specific tissue or organ for experimental use. The remainder of the animal is unwanted and disposed of. Archiving and sharing of this material instead can help to reduce the number of animals culled by optimising the use of tissues and organs between scientists with...
Tuesday 23 June 2015
The winner of the 2015 London Design Museum's Design of the Year award has been announced, awarded to a team from Harvard who are looking at 'revolutionary' organs-on-chips.  The team, led by Professor Don Ingber and Dr Dan Dongeun Huh, are well known to the NC3Rs, having won our 3Rs prize in 2012 for their...
Tuesday 12 May 2015
We have developed a new online resource aimed at improving the welfare of laboratory macaques. Improving welfare will in turn improve the quality of the research carried out using these animals. The Macaque Website is a free resource for everyone who works with, or is interested in, laboratory macaques,...
Tuesday 21 April 2015
Two of our CRACK IT Challenges are being showcased on a webinar on hosted by Inside Scientific- “24/7 monitoring of group-housed rodents in their true IVC racked home cage environment for safety pharmacology and phenotyping applications.”
Tuesday 10 March 2015
A new approach to computer modelling has won the NC3Rs 2014 3Rs Prize. The work has been recognised for its potential to reduce the number of animals used in research, particularly in the safety assessment of new drugs.
Friday 27 February 2015
Industry, small and medium sized enterprises and academia are coming together, through the NC3Rs CRACK IT programme, to solve three challenges faced by the pharmaceutical and chemical industries; all of which should reduce the number of animals used in scientific research.
Thursday 29 January 2015
Our new e-learning resource on “Laboratory Animal Anaesthesia for Minor Procedures” is now available. The online resource, developed by Professor Paul Flecknell and his team at Newcastle University and funded by the NC3Rs, aims to ensure best practice in anaesthesia for minor procedures, by providing readily...
Tuesday 06 January 2015
Our Chief Executive, Dr Vicky Robinson, has been recognised in the 2015 New Year's Honours list, receiving a CBE for services to Science and Animal Welfare.
Friday 12 December 2014
Almost £400,000 has been awarded across four research projects working to better understand the basic biology of human asthma – without the use of traditional mammalian models.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
We have invested £900,000 to support studentship projects at eight UK institutions. Each of the projects will investigate ways to either replace the use of animals in research, reduce the number of animals used or improve laboratory animal welfare.

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