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19 February 2019

In the 2018 Moshers single phase* CRACK IT Challenge £99,382 has been awarded to Rese


15 January 2019

This award, made through our CRACK IT Challenges programme, will support the development of a more human-relevant platform for DART testing.


10 January 2018

The Neuroinformatics lab at Newcastle University has developed Vertex, a computational model of the mammalian brain that can reproduce activity obs


12 December 2017

The NC3Rs is now inviting submissions from Sponsors for new CRACK IT Challenges for the 2018 competition.


29 November 2017

Traditionally, researchers have two options for procuring tissue/cells from rats and mice:


01 November 2017

13 September 2017

11 September 2017

The 2017 CRACK IT Challenges were launched on 7 September at an event in central London where Challenge Sponsors presented their Challenges to pote


07 September 2017

New automated home cage monitoring system for rats allows the behaviour of individual rats to be monitored and analysed whilst socially housed in their home cages.


16 August 2017

Two teams have each been awarded £1million of funding to deliver Phase 2 of the 2016 CRACK IT Challenges.


14 August 2017

New ultra lightweight TaiNi system represents a significant refinement for mice used in neurological research.

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