News & blogs


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.

New monthly 3Rs podcast co-produced with LabAnimal

We have teamed up with LabAnimal and the NA3RsC to bring you “3 Minute 3Rs”, a new monthly podcast summarising the latest research and news in 3Rs science and technology.

Cell-based model means a step forward for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease research

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh have developed a new system that allows to study Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in vitro for the first time.