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The NC3Rs has sponsored four events during this year’s Pint of Science festival, where researchers took over pubs across the UK to speak about their work.

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Researchers at University of Portsmouth have optimised a robust sperm preservation method that will reduce the number of frogs used in research.

Three frogs on top a container

Working in partnership with three contract research organisations (CROs), the NC3Rs has recently published recommendations in Laboratory Animals for best practice in rat bile duct cannulation (BDC) studies.

The OECD has recently approved a refined test guideline for acute inhalation studies.* The Fixed Concentration Procedure (FCP) is a refinement over currently accepted methods since it uses fewer animals (e.g. five animals per study compared to ten

Various medicines in a cabinet shelf

NC3Rs-funded PhD student Neal Rimmer, who works with Dr Jonathan McDearmid at the University of Leicester, shares his experience of participating in STEM for Britain, a competition that encourages early career researchers to promote their work by

 PhD student Neal Rimmer at a venue