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NC3Rs funded post-doctoral researcher Dr Maria Vinci, from The Institute of Cancer Research, London, tells us how she became interested in communicating her research to a wider audience and the impact this has had.

 A 3D model

A popular UK training resource to support the adoption of best practice for commonly used laboratory procedures in animal research is now available in Chinese.

A white mouse sitting on green fabric

Research that has for the first time successfully grown "mini-livers" from adult mouse stem cells has won the UK's international prize for the scientific and technological advance with the most potential to replace, reduce or refine the use of

3D model of a liver organoid

A 50 per cent reduction in fish using the three-spined stickleback to test for harmful effects of chemicals. An endocrine disruptor is a term given to chemicals that, when absorbed into the body, either mimic or block hormones.

Head shot of Dr Ioanna Katsiadaki

In the last week there have been two new technologies reported in Cell and Nature with potentially opposing implications for animal use and the 3Rs.

Head shot of Dr Ian Ragan

Seventeen R&D consortia have been awarded up to £100,000 each in a bid to solve five of the pharmaceutical industry's biggest drug discovery and development challenges, where the replacement, reduction and refinement of animals in research (the 3Rs)