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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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Animal research at Imperial College

See the facilities and staff
Meet some the staff who ensure the highest standards of welfare in the animal facilities at Imperial College. For more information, please visit… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/video-of-the-week/animal-research-at-imperial-college/

Smallpox

The pre-Victorian historical description of smallpox written by De la Condamine in 1754 states “Every tenth death was due to smallpox, and one fourth of mankind were either killed… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/smallpox/

Rabbits, fish and mice, but no rock hyrax

In today’s staff blog post, Head of Online Communication Richard Scrase connects the Romans with rabbits
In today’s staff blog post, Head of Online Communication Richard Scrase connects the Romans with rabbits. Perhaps we can thank the Romans for our use of rabbits in research. It… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/rabbits-fish-and-mice-but-no-rock-hyrax/

A Question of Care

From our archive - this video about the care of laboratory animals was produced by the Biomedical Research Trust in 2003.
From our archive - this video about the care of laboratory animals was produced by the Biomedical Research Trust in 2003. It features three 6th form students touring a research… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/a-question-of-care/

'Home grown' joints

The body's own cells could be used to aid the repair of joints, a pioneering rabbit study has revealed.
The body's own cells could be used to aid the repair of joints, a pioneering rabbit study has revealed. Scientists made computer-designed shoulder joint scaffolds out of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/home-grown-joints/

Extraordinary Animals

Tomorrow the film Extraordinary Measures will be released in UK cinemas.
Tomorrow the film Extraordinary Measures will be released in UK cinemas. Based on a true story, it is a fictionalised account of the development of a treatment for a type of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/extraordinary-animals/

Opening doors

Five years ago newspaper reports of medical breakthroughs rarely mentioned the animal research that had played a part in creating a medicine or treatment.
Five years ago newspaper reports of medical breakthroughs rarely mentioned the animal research that had played a part in creating a medicine or treatment. These articles would… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/opening-doors/

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/

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