Communications & media
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.
26th October 2009
Five years ago newspaper reports of medical breakthroughs rarely mentioned the animal research that had played a part in creating a medicine or treatment.
Time for more change in America
24th September 2009
We have been watching with great concern the animal rights extremists’ campaigns taking place in the United States and California in particular.
New research shows public opinion supportive of animal research
15th September 2009
The latest public opinion research from Ipsos MORI shows that the vast majority of the British public can accept animal experimentation for medical research purposes.
I'm Not a Chimp
25th August 2009
How similar are we really to chimpanzees?
Testing, testing …
4th August 2009
Why is the concept of animal research so difficult to grasp?
Swine flu research
23rd July 2009
Our own modest contribution to swine flu information is now online, as the government estimates the number of new cases of swine flu in England reached 100,000 in the past week.
Hype, hope and hybrids
6th July 2009
The three-year public debate in the UK on animal-hybrid embryos was always a secondary issue for Understanding Animal Research and its forerunners, but an important one.
6th July 2009
A TV dramatisation of Edwardian antivivisection protest on Sunday night in Casualty 1909 shows there's little new in the public debate over animal research and testing.
An Odyssey exploring the debate
16th June 2009
A book to be published soon promises a considered, less polarised approach to the animal rights debate.