1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Scrase
Within the next two weeks MEPs will vote on new European regulations governing medical research using animals across Europe.
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.
Recent research on public attitudes to animal experimentation has been published on the Ipsos MORI website.
We are pleased to report that planning permission was granted last week for a new world-leading biomedical research institute in London.
Two new 'non-animal methods', have now been approved by OECD for testing the irritancy of some substances to the eye.
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'.
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.
Government funding for alternatives research, through NC3Rs, has nearly doubled this year compared with 2008.
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.
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 law of unintended consequences may have led to saving rabbits at the expense of a two incredible species: a prehistoric invertebrate and a small bird with one of the most impressive known migrations.
The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) has launched a £450,000 research project into finding non-animal methods of toxicity testing.
Six new leaflets have been published by Understanding Animal Research, providing an overview of aspects of animal research
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.
Understanding Animal Research welcomes the report published this week by the House of Lords EU Committee.
UAR's popular A5 leaflets have been revised and are now available in print. The five titles are...
More than 50 top scientists working in Germany and Switzerland have launched a new Declaration about animal research.
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.
The UK Home Office this morning agreed arrangements to deliver two Coalition commitments relating to the use of animals in scientific research
The new European Directive 2010/63/EU on animal experimentation has been finalised.