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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.
Guest Blog
Monday 18 November 2013
How do researchers accurately capture the impact of their science?  With the submission deadline for the Research Excellence Framework later this month, NC3Rs Deputy Board Chair, Professor Jamie Davies, discusses measuring the impact of 3Rs science beyond an annual count of animals used for research.
Staff Blog
Monday 11 November 2013
The ethics of animal research are not a black and white issue. Between the nothing goes and the anything goes there are at least 50 shades of grey.
Staff Blog
Thursday 07 November 2013
Today the NC3Rs announces its support for the Research Council’s Concordat on Engaging the Public with Research, which aims to create a greater focus on public engagement with research and help embed this across all disciplines in the higher education and research sectors. Dan Richards, Communications Manager...
Guest Blog
Wednesday 30 October 2013
The NC3Rs champions the importance of adequate and accurate reporting of studies involving animal models. It is only with sufficient reporting that scientists can fully understand the procedures performed in an experiment, and whether they have clear benefit.
Guest Blog
Tuesday 22 October 2013
Previously a laboratory animal veterinarian, NC3Rs David Sainsbury Fellow Dr Claire Richardson is now working to improve the welfare of mice used in chronic liver disease research. Dr Richardson talks about her research and how it allows her to collaborate with a variety of research groups at her local...
Staff Blog
Friday 27 September 2013
Research published this week could improve the welfare standards of millions of fish used by scientists around the world. The study, published in PLOS ONE, is one of the first to formally assess the welfare implications of anaesthetics on fish.  Fish are used for a very wide range of scientific purposes around...
Staff Blog
Thursday 12 September 2013
Searching for consensus on the most humane ways to kill laboratory animals. The inevitable fate for many animals used in scientific research is that they are killed humanely, but are researchers using the best possible methods? A recent meeting in Newcastle focused on the issue of laboratory animal euthanasia...

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