Communications & media
Of mice and medicine
25th October 2011
Subtitled In defence of animal experiments, the Independent published a four-page article in Saturday's Magazine about how animal research is 'transforming human lives'.
#WW award for Zebrafish article in Wellcome News
19th October 2011
The article by Emma James in the latest Wellcome News looks into why zebra fish have become so important in genetics research.
Of mice and men - new video
12th October 2011
Watch the 'Of Mice and Men' videos to see how GM mice are used to study human disease.
#WW award for a letter from Parkinson's UK
21st September 2011
Animal Aid is running a campaign against medical charities because some of their funded work involves animals.
See UAR at the BSA
14th September 2011
UAR hosted and recorded a talk about GM mice - Of Mice and Men - by Sara Wells and Paul Potter from the Mary Lyon Centre (MRC Harwell) at this year's British Science Festival in Bradford. Watch the talk below.
#ww Buffering brains against stress
18th August 2011
The hippocampus creates new neurones throughout our lives - so what happens if you bring "the hippocampus's production line to a screeching halt?"
#ww Can scientists follow Laura’s lead?
4th August 2011
Mark Henderson’s Science Matters column in today's Times Eureka gets our #ww Wednesday Winner award for communication about animal research (OK, it’s not Wednesday, but this column is a deserving winner).
#ww award for the Ark Hive
27th July 2011
Dr. Paul Foster, a Lecturer in Molecular Endocrinology at the University of Birmingham, is an experienced cancer researcher and pharmacologist with a strong interest in understanding how animals help advance medical research.
#ww Animal models: Inside the minds of mice and men
14th July 2011
Monya Baker has given us a good and useful read. Her article in Nature provides many examples of animal models for human conditions and gives a clear appraisal of their value.
Animal research and diabetes
24th June 2011
In this film we hear from Chloe, who has diabetes, and Dr Aileen King, who researches into diabetes.
#WW award for ... Animal research is helping us beat cancer
22nd June 2011
'Thanks to decades of research, survival from cancer has doubled in the last 40 years, giving thousands of people more time with their loved ones.
UAR in Mauritius
9th June 2011
Macaques, like humans, are not indigenous to the island of Mauritius, isolated as it is in the Indian ocean.
1st June 2011
This months Wednesday Winner website (#WW) is Rodent Respect. The site was created for scientists who work with rodents, especially students.
A history of Beecham’s
24th May 2011
The story of Thomas Beecham, founder of the company that went on to become part of Glaxo SmithKline, is quite extraordinary.
#WW - Untangling the brain
18th May 2011
Our brains are a dense tangle of billions of nerve cells connected together at synapses. Knowing how everything links up is key to understanding how the brain works – but it's a huge challenge.