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Staff Blog
Thursday 18 February 2016
A new e-learning training package designed to help researchers and animal care staff identify signs of good and poor welfare in laboratory animals has been launched online. The free resource, developed by Professor Paul Flecknell and his team at Newcastle University, is the second e-learning module to be...
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Tuesday 16 February 2016
Fish are commonly used in experiments to identify environmental hazards and pollutants in water. As their gills are in constant contact with the water, they are often the focal point for studies seeking to understand the effects of exposure to toxicants.
Staff Blog
Thursday 11 February 2016
Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is one of the biggest challenges facing the cattle farming industry in the UK. Here we describe how current animal models of bovine tuberculosis have been identified as a major bottleneck to progress by scientists working in the field, and how the NC3Rs is working with other funders to...
Staff Blog
Thursday 04 February 2016
The ARRIVE guidelines were launched in 2010, and since their publication the scientific community have been using the guidelines to improve the reporting of animal research. Figures published today in Nature reflect the growing support from journals; see Nature Trend Watch ‘Surge in support for animal-research...
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Wednesday 03 February 2016
Invertebrates such as Drosophila melanogaster (the fruit fly) are used extensively in research on complex biological processes and disease mechanisms. They have the potential to replace the use of mammalian models in some studies, particularly in rodents, but maximising this opportunity is challenging and...
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Wednesday 27 January 2016
A collaborative research team looked at improving toxicity testing via in vitro tests, to enable faster and more efficient evaluation of chemical effects on human health without the use of animals.
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Wednesday 27 January 2016
A new e-learning resource focusing on the assessment of laboratory animal welfare has been launched to help researchers and animal care staff to identify signs of good and poor welfare in research animals.
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Friday 08 January 2016
A new tool to help authors find and use the most appropriate reporting guidelines has been launched by Penelope, a start-up company seeking to simplify the academic publishing process.
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Wednesday 06 January 2016
Since 2011, CRACK IT has showcased 21 Challenges, invested more than £14 million, and has connected more than 170 organisations from industry and academia in 20 new projects to develop innovative products to address bioscience needs.
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Monday 21 December 2015
The NC3Rs open innovation platform CRACK IT has awarded £1 million in its annual competition run in collaboration with the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, using the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI).

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