Communications & media
The top 100 scientists in Britain today
11th October 2010
The first list of its kind for science, The Eureka 100: The Science List by The Times last week aimed to identify the 100 most important people in British science.
23rd August 2010
UGUST 20, 1960: MOSCOW The Soviet Union today launched its second cosmic space ship, the Soviet news agency, Tass, said. The space ship carries animals, including two dogs.
New guidelines for reporting research
2nd July 2010
The National Centre for the Reduction, Refinement, and Replacement of animals in research (NC3Rs) has published a list of guidelines for scientists to follow when reporting the results of research involving animals.
European public opinion divided
30th June 2010
The European Commission has published a survey on the public's opinion of science and technology.
Mice vote Green
19th March 2010
Simon Jenkins, writing in The Guardian on Friday, asserted that giving animals rights leads to moral chaos. His piece, both amusing and serious, alludes to a recent bit of fun in the pro-hunting magazine, Country Life, which speculates about which political party different animals would vote for.
UK public attitudes - not much change
12th March 2010
Public opinion research released this week shows that public attitudes to animal research haven't changed much in the UK over the last few years.
This little piggy
8th March 2010
There are some strange animal-related things happening in Europe, but sometimes sense can prevail.
25th February 2010
Tomorrow the film Extraordinary Measures will be released in UK cinemas.
Handy information about animal research
25th February 2010
Six new leaflets have been published by Understanding Animal Research, providing an overview of aspects of animal research
Public opinion polling: what is it for?
27th January 2010
A paper in the January 2010 Journal of Biomedical Ethics gives an interesting insight into the use of public opinion polls by all sides in the UK animal research debate.
Science and the media – a call to action
13th January 2010
Act now to safeguard improvements in science reporting – that is the message to the scientific community and government in the UK from a new strategic report published today.
Double bill in The Times for animal research
12th January 2010
Most recently the Sunday Times cover piece last weekend took an in depth look at what goes on in animal labs in the UK, and the issues behind the research.
Great blog, but sadly anonymous
11th December 2009
Here in the Understanding Animal Research office we were delighted to read this well written and interesting blog titled ‘Why we experiment on animals' on the Times newspapers new science site Eureka Zone.
Blood transfusion between animals - one of science's oldest iconic papers now online
30th November 2009
The new Trailblazing scheme from the Royal Society sheds light on some of the most iconic scientific discoveries of all time, and allows users to access digitised versions of these iconic scientific papers.
Will we hear the sound of music again?
26th November 2009
Julie Andrews, the star of musicals Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music has announced she will return to the London stage next year after more than 30 years.