Jan - June 2014
This Week in Animal Research 20th-27th June
27th June 2014
A microchip implanted into the brain of a paralysed man has enabled him to move his hand, by translating his thoughts into electrical stimulations.
The Secrecy Law That Is Heading For the Scrapheap
24th June 2014
Today’s blog post by Chris Magee, Head of Policy and Media, explains how and why the controversial Section 24 “secrecy laws” are being changed.
This Week in Animal Research: 14th-19th June
19th June 2014
A drug developed a century ago to treat African sleeping sickness has eliminated the symptoms of autism from adult mice with an experimental form of the disorder.
How refining animal research can lead to more experiments
17th June 2014
In today’s staff blog our Science Writer, Ian Le Guillou, looks at how genetically modified mice are helping to reduce our reliance on primates, but are inflating the numbers of animals used.
Scientist Colin Blakemore Knighted
16th June 2014
UAR is delighted that Colin Blakemore was awarded a knighthood in the Queens Birthday Honours.
This Week In Animal Research: 7th-13th June
13th June 2014
Suncream may delay the onset of melanoma, but it cannot completely prevent it according to new research using mice.
Look before you leap
11th June 2014
In today’s staff blog post, Policy and Communications Officer Dr Liz Harley addresses the concerns about animal research raised by a recent article in the BMJ, and explains how the sector is not only aware of the issues but actively pursuing solutions.
Charities communicating animal research
9th June 2014
This week, Tom Holder, Campaigns Manager, writes about a new charity communications guide jointly produced by Understanding Animal Research and the Association for Medical Research Charities (AMRC).
A Brave New World
3rd June 2014
Today’s staff post comes from Wendy Jarrett, Chief Executive of Understanding Animal Research as she discusses how openness has been a process playing out for many years.
The A-Z(T) of anti-science
29th May 2014
John Meredith, our Head of Education and Outreach, discusses the anti-science prejudice of the movie Dallas Buyers Club. Such films create a mistrust in research while encouraging crank science.