Communications & media
Mending Broken Hearts
3rd May 2011
This animation video from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) shows how stem cells might be used to repair damaged hearts one day.
UAR appoints Interim CEO
27th April 2011
The UAR Council is delighted to announce that, following a rigorous selection process, we have recruited David Pruce as Interim Chief Executive to ensure that our important work continues and thrives.
Are wild animals happier?
20th April 2011
Are wild animals happier? That was the question posed by Christie Wilcox for a guest blog in Scientific American.
UK public opinion largely positive
13th April 2011
Recent research on public attitudes to animal experimentation has been published on the Ipsos MORI website.
A Question of Care
12th April 2011
From our archive - this video about the care of laboratory animals was produced by the Biomedical Research Trust in 2003.
Be a Wednesday Winner #WW
1st April 2011
We are starting our very own webby awards, which we are calling Wednesday Winners (#WW).
The teenager who took a stand against animal rights protesters
31st March 2011
Laurie Pycroft, who founded Pro-Test five years ago, was profiled in The Independent Education section today.
23rd February 2011
Why have we got a QR code on our site?
New video - mice as a model for Alzheimer's disease
1st February 2011
Mice can be used to mimic Alzheimer's disease in humans.
UAR CEO moves to SGM
24th January 2011
Dr Simon Festing, the Chief Executive of Understanding Animal Research for a little over six years, is leaving the organisation to take up the post of CEO of the Society for General Microbiology (SGM).
Art meets science in mouse's brain
22nd December 2010
Animals have been used to understand the inner workings of the brain since the very beginnings of neuroscience.
9th December 2010
Following directly from the Basel Declaration that we covered on Tuesday, an editorial in Nature, 9 December 2010, has urged German science to set up an organisation like Understanding Animal Research to engage the public on the medical benefits of animal research.
Basel Declaration calls for open dialogue
7th December 2010
More than 50 top scientists working in Germany and Switzerland have launched a new Declaration about animal research.
World AIDS Day - 1 December
1st December 2010
The HIV & AIDS page on our partner website AnimalResearch.info has been updated to mark World AIDS Day on 1 December.
New video: Why do we use animals in research?
26th November 2010
In this short interview with Dr Simon Festing, we hear his response to questions such as: Why is their so much secrecy in animal research?