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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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In vitro: the remarkable rise of animal alternatives

When talking about the ‘3Rs’ of reduction, replacement and refinement which govern and guide animal research in the UK, it can be hard to quantify successes – how can you count an… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/in-vitro-the-remarkable-rise-of-animal-alternatives/

New botox could reduce animal toxicology testing

Scientists have developed a new form of botox that lasts for months without the toxic side-effects of the current treatment used in the medical and cosmetic industries.
Scientists have developed a new form of botox that lasts for months without the toxic side-effects of the current treatment used in the medical and cosmetic industries. Thanks to… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/new-botox-could-reduce-animal-toxicology-testing/

New EU guide to alternatives to animal testing

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published a second edition of its European Reference Laboratory for Alternatives (EURL Ecvam) to Animal Testing search guide.
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published a second edition of its European Reference Laboratory for Alternatives (EURL Ecvam) to Animal Testing search… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/new-eu-guide-to-alternatives-to-animal-testing/

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/

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/

Shellfish toxin testing

The recently published Annual report (2009) of the Animals Scientific Procedures Inspectorate and Division highlights progress towards suitable alternatives to replace the use of mice in the testing for toxins in shellfish.
The recently published Annual report (2009) of the Animals Scientific Procedures Inspectorate and Division highlights progress towards suitable alternatives to replace the use of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/shellfish-toxin-testing/

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/

Testing, testing …

Why is the concept of animal research so difficult to grasp?
Why is the concept of animal research so difficult to grasp? Perhaps it's because the preferred antivivisection terms are animal testing (ie safety testing, representing about… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/testing-testing/

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/

Recommended reading

The National Centre for the Three Rs has produced a handy 'beginners guide' to the 3Rs - Refinement, Reduction and Replacement - and how they can benefit science, innovation and animal welfare.
The National Centre for the Three Rs has produced a handy 'beginners guide' to the 3Rs - Refinement, Reduction and Replacement - and how they can benefit science, innovation… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/recommended-reading/

A tale of three species

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 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… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/a-tale-of-three-species/

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