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1 January 1970

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NEW leaflets available now!

UAR's popular A5 leaflets have been revised and are now available in print. The five titles are...
UAR's popular A5 leaflets have been revised and are now available in print. The five titles are: Why Do We Use Animals in Medical Research? Animal Research Benefits Us - and… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/new-leaflets-available-now/

Of mice and medicine

Subtitled In defence of animal experiments, the Independent published a four-page article in Saturday's Magazine about how animal research is 'transforming human lives'.
Subtitled In defence of animal experiments, the Independent published a four-page article in Saturday's Magazine about how animal research is 'transforming human lives'.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/of-mice-and-medicine/

Committing to the three Rs

The UK Home Office this morning agreed arrangements to deliver two Coalition commitments relating to the use of animals in scientific research
The UK Home Office this morning agreed arrangements to deliver two Coalition commitments relating to the use of animals in scientific research: to end the testing of household… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/committing-to-the-three-rs/

UK animal procedures up by 3% in 2010

The UK Home Office has released figures showing that the number of research procedures using animals last year increased by 3% to just over 3.7 million.
The UK Home Office has released figures showing that the number of research procedures using animals last year increased by 3% to just over 3.7 million. Once again, the numbers of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/uk-animal-procedures-up-by-3-in-2010/

Why do charities fund animal research?

The animal rights group Animal Aid has launched a campaign against medical research charities who fund animal research.
The animal rights group Animal Aid has launched a campaign against medical research charities who fund animal research. The campaign has been condemned as irresponsible, illogical… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/why-do-charities-fund-animal-research/

UK public opinion largely positive

Recent research on public attitudes to animal experimentation has been published on the Ipsos MORI website.
Recent research on public attitudes to animal experimentation has been published on the Ipsos MORI website. The tracking poll carried out in December 2010 has seen an increase… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/uk-public-opinion-largely-positive/

European chemicals industry to develop non-animal toxicity tests

The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) has launched a £450,000 research project into finding non-animal methods of toxicity testing.
The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) has launched a £450,000 research project into finding non-animal methods of toxicity testing. The aim of the project is to find safe… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/european-chemicals-industry-to-develop-non-animal-toxicity-tests/

UK scientist wins prize for improving animal welfare

Each year the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) awards a prize for innovative research which has an impact on the use of animals in life sciences.
Each year the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) awards a prize for innovative research which has an impact on the use… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/uk-scientist-wins-prize-for-improving-animal-welfare/

Artificial intestine reduces animal tests

An artificial human digestive system is replacing the use of animals in some tests to see how medicines are absorbed, The Times reported last week.
An artificial human digestive system is replacing the use of animals in some tests to see how medicines are absorbed, The Times reported last week. Pharmaceutical company… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/artificial-intestine-reduces-animal-tests/

World-leading research institute gets go-ahead

We are pleased to report that planning permission was granted last week for a new world-leading biomedical research institute in London.
We are pleased to report that planning permission was granted last week for a new world-leading biomedical research institute in London. The UK Centre for Medical Research and… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/world-leading-research-institute-gets-go-ahead/

Basel Declaration calls for open dialogue

More than 50 top scientists working in Germany and Switzerland have launched a new Declaration about animal research.
More than 50 top scientists working in Germany and Switzerland have launched a new Declaration about animal research. Meeting in Basel on 29 November, they pledged to be more open… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/basel-declaration-calls-for-open-dialogue/

How much effort on alternatives? The answer is a lot

Our attention was drawn this week to a relatively new European initiative called AXLR8, a consortium which aims to accelerate progress in developing alternatives to animals for safety testing.
Our attention was drawn this week to a relatively new European initiative called AXLR8, a consortium which aims to accelerate progress in developing alternatives to animals for… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/how-much-effort-on-alternatives-the-answer-is-a-lot/

New European law marks dawn of a new era

The new European Directive 2010/63/EU on animal experimentation has been finalised.
The new European Directive 2010/63/EU on animal experimentation has been finalised. It replaces the old 1986 Directive EU 86/609. It came into force across the EU earlier this… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/new-european-law-marks-dawn-of-a-new-era/

Ferrets, flu, fish and pharmaceuticals

Grants worth £4 million have just been announced for 13 science projects that aim to minimise the use of laboratory animals and improve their welfare.
Grants worth £4 million have just been announced for 13 science projects that aim to minimise the use of laboratory animals and improve their welfare. The latest grants,… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/ferrets-flu-fish-and-pharmaceuticals/

UK public attitudes - not much change

Public opinion research released this week shows that public attitudes to animal research haven't changed much in the UK over the last few years.
Public opinion research released this week shows that public attitudes to animal research haven't changed much in the UK over the last few years. As was the case in 2008, nine in… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/uk-public-attitudes-not-much-change/

Handy information about animal research

Six new leaflets have been published by Understanding Animal Research, providing an overview of aspects of animal research
Six new leaflets have been published by Understanding Animal Research, providing an overview of aspects of animal research. They are suitable for school projects, as background… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/handy-information-about-animal-research/

Lords take balanced approach but concerns remain

Understanding Animal Research welcomes the report published this week by the House of Lords EU Committee.
Understanding Animal Research welcomes the report published this week by the House of Lords EU Committee. The Committee carried out an enquiry into proposals to revise EU… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/lords-take-balanced-approach-but-concerns-remain/

Towards replacing rabbit eye tests

Two new 'non-animal methods', have now been approved by OECD for testing the irritancy of some substances to the eye.
Two new 'non-animal methods', have now been approved by OECD for testing the irritancy of some substances to the eye. They use beef and chicken tissues taken from slaughterhouses… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/towards-replacing-rabbit-eye-tests/

EU tries to avoid using 54 million more animals

A recent study suggests that the chemical industry will have to spend €9.5 billion (US$13.6 billion) on safety testing over the next decade.
A recent study suggests that the chemical industry will have to spend €9.5 billion (US$13.6 billion) on safety testing over the next decade. This is to comply with European Union… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/eu-tries-to-avoid-using-54-million-more-animals/

Snails, slime moulds and flies

Government funding for alternatives research, through NC3Rs, has nearly doubled this year compared with 2008.
Government funding for alternatives research, through NC3Rs, has nearly doubled this year compared with 2008. This follows last week's news that animal procedures rose… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/snails-slime-moulds-and-flies/

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