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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.
Mice models inadequate for human inflammatory disease
11th December 2013
The laboratory mouse is the corner-stone scientific research.
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.
Injecting natural signalling molecules help immune system shrink brain cancer tumour
3rd December 2013
Naturally-occurring signalling molecules injected directly into tumours can aid the body’s own immune response to destroy tumours in mice, researchers have found.
Declining Hen Harrier populations in the UK
25th November 2013
The hen harrier (Circus cyaneus) was once widespread across Britain, but it has endured decades of persecution, which first forced this bird of prey out of mainland Britain by 1900.
Gene therapy reverses heart failure in pigs
22nd November 2013
Tests in mice and now pigs have shown a new targeted gene therapy can treat a major cause of heart disease.
Largest lake in Britain and Ireland has lost three quarters of winter water birds
14th November 2013
The largest lake in Britain and Ireland, Lough Neagh, has lost more than three quarters of its overwintering water birds according to researchers at Queen’s University Belfast.
B&K breeding facility application rejected
13th November 2013
A planning application from B&K Universal to expand their beagle kennel facility in East Yorkshire has been rejected.
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).