1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Scrase
The largest animal study ever on the cancer-causing risk (carcinogenicity) of chemicals could have profound implications for the species used in such testing, the numbers of animals used, and the accuracy of current tests.
In today’s staff blog post, Head of Online Communication Richard Scrase wonders why scientists use zebrafish.
A TV dramatisation of Edwardian antivivisection protest on Sunday night in Casualty 1909 shows there's little new in the public debate over animal research and testing.
The latest completely irresponsible PeTA campaign uses a crass computer game to push its 'breasts not animal tests' message to children. The web is all a-twitter with reviews panning the game.
Why is the concept of animal research so difficult to grasp?
Animal research is vitally important in science and medicine.
Some may have seen the full page advert by the retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S), with pictures of rabbits, proclaiming its commitment not to test cosmetics or household products on animals.
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.
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.
The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) has launched a £450,000 research project into finding non-animal methods of toxicity testing.
Laurie Pycroft, who founded Pro-Test five years ago, was profiled in The Independent Education section today.
From our archive - this video about the care of laboratory animals was produced by the Biomedical Research Trust in 2003.
Chemical safety in Europe is regulated in part by REACH*.
Some breast cancers do not respond to currently available chemotherapy.
A novel ‘Trojan horse' method of treating brain cancer has increased the survival time of mice by one half.
Leukaemia causing stem cells have been eliminated in mice by suppressing two proteins.
Animal rights protestors are targeting the beagle breeding company B&K Universal's plans for modernisation of their site in Grimston.
Human hearts cannot repair themselves after a heart attack damages heart muscle.
An apple a day really does keep the doctor away according to a new study in mice.
A vaccine containing a broad spectrum of tumour antigens delivered in a virus vector successfully treated 8 out of 10 mice with prostate cancer.