Jan - June 2014
Openness is more than just a PR exercise
27th May 2014
Today’s post in our staff blog is from the Head of Policy and Media, Chris Magee, as he discusses the confused response from opponents of animal research to Section 24 and The Concordat of Openness on Animal Research.
When did you last hear a cuckoo?
21st May 2014
Today’s post in our staff blog is from the Head of Online Communication, Richard Scrase, on the decline of the cuckoo and nightingale.
Venom: Turning Toxicity on its Head
20th May 2014
The latest post in the UAR staff blog is written by our Education Project Officer, Stuart Rogers, on the surprising medical benefits of some of the world's deadliest concoctions.
Concordat on Openness on Animal Research launched today
14th May 2014
Opinion polling in 2012 showed that the public wants to know more about what goes on in animal research
The Concordat is here!
14th May 2014
The latest blog post from UAR staff is written by our Head of Engagement, Dr Bella Williams, on the day that the Concordat on Openness is launched.
Why are we still waiting for a cure?
13th May 2014
The latest post in the UAR staff blog series is written by our Science Writer, Dr Ian Le Guillou, who takes a look back on the progress made in treating cancer and the different tools doctors have at their disposal.
Why science doesn't work without curiosity
8th May 2014
The latest installment in the UAR staff blog series is written by our Policy and Communications Officer (and former evolutionary biologist) Dr Liz Harley, who considers the difference between 'basic' and 'applied' research, and how it is impossible to have one without the other.
The FoI press-release approach to campaigning
6th May 2014
The first post in our new series of blog posts written by staff at Understanding Animal Research.
Standing up for Science
29th April 2014
Tom Holder (Speaking of Research) has an article published by the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO). Below are the opening paragraphs, this link takes you to the full article.
First gene therapy trial for deafness
24th April 2014
Researchers are recruiting patients for the first gene therapy trial for deafness, just one year after it was successfully demonstrated in mice.