July - Dec 2014
Health in old-age
18th November 2014
UAR science writer Mia Rozenbaum reviews recent research into ageing and how it might be avoided.
The week in animal research w/e 07/11/14
7th November 2014
Stem cells have been used to repair damage caused to the brain by Parkinson’s disease in rats.
Back to bullying: anti-research activists revert to dirty tricks in Cambridge
6th November 2014
UAR’s Head of Policy and Media Chris Magee considers a campaign group’s attempts to intimidate medical, veterinary and environmental researchers, and the lack of understanding underpinning their beliefs.
4th November 2014
In today’s staff blog Policy and Communications Officer, Dr Liz Harley, argues that providing images of animal procedures is a vital part of openness.
This week in animal research: w/e 19 September 31 October
31st October 2014
Space may make astronauts infertile according to animal experiments, prompting NASA to invest in further mouse studies aboard the ISS and to offer egg and sperm freezing services for its astronauts.
The human cost of animal rights
30th October 2014
Head of Education and Outreach, John Meredith, considers the human cost of banning animal research.
History of the pacemaker
28th October 2014
In the 1950s, electrical engineer Wilson Greatbatch was working at Cornell University when he put the wrong resistor into a circuit he was developing for an oscillator, generating an electrical pulse.
The week in animal research: w/e 24/10/14
24th October 2014
Scientists have managed to successfully open and close the protective cover around the brain – the blood-brain barrier – in a human patient as a means for drug delivery, following work in a range of animals including mice and monkeys.
UAR staff blog: All about openness
22nd October 2014
Head of Engagement, Bella Williams, writes about the need for openness to be driven by conversations as well as by organisational commitment.
IAT Careers video
21st October 2014
Six animal technologists gathered together to describe their careers in this video from the Institute of Animal Technology.