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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...
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...
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...
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...
Monday 14 September 2015
A recent article from BBC featured work by Dr Robert Harrison, who works with dangerous, venomous snakes in The Alistair Reid Venom Research Unit (ARVRU) of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM).
Monday 07 September 2015
An editorial response to the Stop Vivisection European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI), written by NC3Rs chief executive Dr Vicky Robinson CBE has been published in Lab Animal Europe's September journal.
Wednesday 26 August 2015
Further funding to replace and reduce animal use and to minimise animal suffering in research will ensure that the UK’s scientific community continues to lead in its commitment to the 3Rs.
Wednesday 22 July 2015
The 2015 CRACK IT Challenges competition consists of two Challenges identified jointly by the NC3Rs and Sponsors. This year the competition is funded by the NC3Rs and Dstl and supported by Innovate UK (SBRI) with in-kind contribution from the Sponsors. There are five Sponsors (Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline, Stiefel...
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...

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