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Our top ten news stories and blog posts of 2017

Look back at the NC3Rs' work in 2017 with our top ten news stories and blog posts.

Tickling rats: a social enrichment to improve rodent welfare

To round off our Year of Laboratory Rodent Welfare, we're taking a look at rat tickling and how it can improve welfare.

Using microsampling to further refine a mouse model of thrombosis

Building on his previous NC3Rs-funded work, Dr Mike Emerson has developed a simpler, refined mouse model for studying thrombosis. 

Championing the 3Rs in India

Mark Prescott and Nathalie Percie du Sert reflect on their involvement in the recent 8th International Conference of the Laboratory Animal Scientists' Association (LASA) India.

Applying the 3Rs in non-human primate research: barriers, solutions and opportunities

Two recently published papers co-authored by NC3Rs staff members have explored the application of the 3Rs to research and safety testing involving non-human primates.

Re-use of needles: is this an indicator of a culture of care?

Guest blog from Dr Lucy Whitfield, Royal Veterinary College, and Dr Sally Robinson, AstraZeneca, covering the topic of re-using hypodermic needles in day-to-day practice.

Data, data, data: Applying Maths to 3Rs problems - a case study

In the final blog of the series, Dr Manasi Nandi from King’s College London talks about her project where mathematical modelling can help advance the 3Rs by improved analysis of cardiovascular data.

When the 3Rs and transgenic technologies meet

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.

Reducing variability in experimental stroke models

New approach for inducing stroke in mice reduces variability in the experimental model, offering an opportunity to reduce the number of animals used.