Communications & media
Government announces Delivery Plan for reduction of animals in research
7th February 2014
The Government has today outlined its plans to promote the reduction, replacement and refinement of animals in UK research. In the Delivery Plan...
Herceptin - first monoclonal antibody treatment for cancer
3rd February 2014
Tuesday February 4 is World Cancer Day. Medical research is slowly improving treatments and allowing people with cancer to live longer
BBC films inside Oxford Animal Lab
29th January 2014
The University of Oxford’s road to openness has not been easy.
Two new films on Macaque research from the MRC
29th January 2014
Macaques are non-human primates. They are used in medical research because many of their body systems — such as their immune and nervous systems — are similar to humans, making them good research ‘models’ for a variety of human conditions.
Poll shows more Italians accept animal research
22nd January 2014
Polling company, Ipsos, have surveyed 1,000 Italians to gauge public opinion on the issue of animals in research.
Science Action Network
15th January 2014
It’s been over a year since the Science Action Network was launched yet it remains an important tool in dispelling the misinformation online about research on animals.
Vote for top animal research story of 2013
17th December 2013
In May this year we launched our Animal Research News Feed, a daily round-up of the most interesting animal science stories from the UK and around the world.
Fall in EU-wide animal research numbers
12th December 2013
The EU has released the Seventh Report in which it provides the number of animals used by member states in 20111.
Brown Report into animal research at Imperial College
10th December 2013
In April 2013, Imperial College ordered a full and independent inquiry into its animal research practices.
3Rs Prize 2013: Call for nominations
11th November 2013
The NC3Rs has called for nominations for their 3Rs prize. The annual 3Rs Prize is awarded to recognise an outstanding primary research paper reporting an original scientific or technological advance with the potential for significant impact on one or more of the 3Rs (replacement, reduction and refinement of the use of animals in research).
BBC Five Live Victoria Derbyshire wins award for MRC Harwell programme
7th November 2013
Our congratulations to Victoria Derbyshire, the BBC Radio Five Live team, and the staff at MRC Harwell for winning the Live journalism - radio category at this years international broadcasting awards.
The Concordat survey has now closed
4th November 2013
We want your opinion about the draft Concordat and hope you can take the ten minutes it takes to fill in a questionnaire.
This House would not ban all forms of animal research
23rd October 2013
The Big Animal Research Debate, an event organised by UAR and IDEA UK, took place in thirty universities last week.
The Nobel Prize winners who experimented on themselves
3rd October 2013
Although nearly 85% of Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine have relied upon animal research, a few laureates have used themselves as guinea pigs.
Pro-Test Italia demonstrate in Rome
23rd September 2013
On the 19th September scientists and students gathered in Rome to support Pro-Test Italia’s second ever demonstration (read our coverage of their first rally).