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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/recommended-reading/

Biomatrix may allow tumour testing without mice

Mice are used widely in the study of cancer and to test the clinical efficiency and safety of anti-cancer therapies.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/biomatrix-may-allow-tumour-testing-without-mice/

UK public opinion largely positive

Recent research on public attitudes to animal experimentation has been published on the Ipsos MORI website.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/uk-public-opinion-largely-positive/

Bad design or bad reporting?

Critiques of animal research usually focus on issues such as the need for the study, the number of animals used, and how they are treated.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/bad-design-or-bad-reporting/

New guidelines for reporting research

The National Centre for the Reduction, Refinement, and Replacement of animals in research (NC3Rs) has published a list of guidelines for scientists to follow when reporting the results of research involving animals.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/new-guidelines-for-reporting-research/

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/ferrets-flu-fish-and-pharmaceuticals/

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/uk-scientist-wins-prize-for-improving-animal-welfare/

#WW award for NC3Rs review

Our Wedneday Winner today is the NC3Rs for producing a really clear, accessible and comprehensive review of the work it funds.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/ww-award-for-nc3rs-review/

Nearly £1 million towards replacing cancer tests

Scientists have been awarded nearly £1 million to develop new test methods that should substantially reduce the numbers of animals used for testing chemicals which may cause cancer.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/nearly-1-million-towards-replacing-cancer-tests/

Stem cells win prizes

Liver cells that mimic inherited liver diseases, produced from human skin cells, may offer the chance to regenerate damaged tissues and organs.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/stem-cells-win-prizes/

Record amount awarded for research to reduce animal experiments

The NC3Rs has today announced 21 new grants totalling £5.1 million for research to replace, reduce and refine the use of animals in science – referred to as 'the 3Rs’.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/record-amount-awarded-for-research-to-reduce-animal-experiments/

Mice, MRI's and microchips

As Christmas and the New Year loom, politicians across Europe are in the final stages of affirming new laws to embed the concept of replacing, refining and reducing the use of animals in scientific research.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/mice-mris-and-microchips/

Prize for technique that reduces number of animals in spinal injury research

A scientist from the University of Glasgow has been awarded a 3Rs Prize for developing a cell-based technique that models severed nerves usually studied in animals.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/prize-for-technique-that-reduces-number-of-animals-in-spinal-injury-research/

Symposium on the 3Rs

The joint NC3Rs and Society of Biology symposium held in London on Wednesday brought together researchers from disparate fields to share their work in replacing, refining and reducing the use of animals in research.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/symposium-on-the-3rs/

Animal research awards

The Basel Declaration has announced the winner of its Award for Education in Animal Research
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/animal-research-awards/

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/new-eu-guide-to-alternatives-to-animal-testing/

3Rs Prize 2013: Call for nominations

The NC3Rs has called for nominations for their 3Rs prize. The annual 3Rs Prize is awarded to recognise an outstanding primary research paper reporting an original scientific or technological advance with the potential for significant impact on one or more…
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/3rs-prize-2013-call-for-nominations/

Mice use minimised by mini-liver break through

Research that has for the first time successfully grown "mini-livers" from adult mouse stem cells has won the UK's international prize for the scientific and technological advance with the most potential to replace, reduce or refine the use of animals in …
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/mice-use-minimised-by-mini-liver-break-through/

Ten years of success from the 3Rs

In today’s blog, Understanding Animal Research’s Chief Executive, Wendy Jarrett, discusses a report by the NC3Rs celebrating 10 years of successful collaboration with the pharmaceutical industry to find ways to replace, refine and reduce the use of animal…
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/ten-years-of-success-from-the-3rs/

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