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Seven teams have been awarded funding in the 2017 CRACK IT Challenge competition, which brings together industry, academia and SMEs to develop marketable products or improve business processes that will have a significant 3Rs impact.

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Researchers at Newcastle University have found that picking up laboratory mice by the tail makes them less responsive to reward, suggesting a more depressive-like state compared to mice handled using a tunnel1. This finding adds to previous studies

A scientist using the alternative tunnel handling for a mouse

Researchers from the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford, funded by the NC3Rs, have developed a new self-structuring model of bone tissue in vitro that can be used instead of experiments on live animals to study bone formation and maturation

Cells at the surface of constructs imaged using scanned electron microscopy

We are pleased to announce that Professor Paul Garside, Dr David Lovell and Professor Jon Timmis have joined the NC3Rs Board.

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2017 was a busy year for the NC3Rs – as well as being our Year of Laboratory Rodent Welfare, we undertook a number of initiatives to advance the 3Rs, forging new partnerships, developing guidelines for best practice and continuing to fund the

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In this blog post, Dr Mark Prescott, Director of Policy and Outreach, and Dr Nathalie Percie du Sert, Head of Experimental Design and Reporting, reflect on their involvement in the recent 8th International Conference of the Laboratory Animal

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In the final blog of the ‘Data, data, data’ series*, Dr Manasi Nandi, Senior Lecturer in Integrative Pharmacology at King’s College London talks about her project as a case study where mathematical modelling can help advance the 3Rs by improved

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Dr Peter Hohenstein from The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh and International Society for Transgenic Technologies, shares his impressions from the 14th Transgenic Technology Meeting (TT2017) which took place last month.

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We have teamed up with LabAnimal and the North American 3Rs Collaborative to bring you “3 Minute 3Rs”, a new monthly podcast summarising the latest research and news in 3Rs science and technology.

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