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.
Infectious microbes are responsible for one in every three deaths worldwide, killing a staggering 14 million people each year.
Dr Daniel Adams speaks to the NC3Rs about how he drew on techniques from modern orthopaedics and dentistry to develop the refined recording chamber.
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.
The expert panel judging entries to this year’s NC3Rs 3Rs Prize selected Dr Fejer’s work for commendation because of the positive step his research can make towards reducing animal use in the study of infection and immunity.
NC3Rs-funded researchers will now be able to apply for additional funds to support activities which engage the public with their 3Rs research.
Using the new method, cells from one mouse could be used to test 1000 drug compounds to treat liver disease, and reduce animal use by up to 50,000.
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
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.
Dr Vicky Robinson, Chief Executive, NC3Rs, said: "I welcome the Coalition Government's new plan to work to reduce the use of animals in research.
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.
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)
Research could improve the welfare of millions of fish used by scientists around the world.
Using maths to reduce animal experiments