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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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Slight fall in animal research in Northern Ireland

• 22,214 procedures conducted in Northern Ireland • Experiments down 1.3% from 2015
Slight fall in animal research in Northern Ireland   22,214 procedures conducted in Northern Ireland Experiments down 1.3% from 2015 A report from the Department of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/slight-fall-in-animal-research-in-northern-ireland/

Captured on film: animal research at Cambridge and Imperial College

To coincide with World Day for Animals In Laboratories, the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London have both released different films that show the world inside their… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/captured-on-film-animal-research-at-cambridge-and-imperial-college/

This week in animal research: w/e 06 March 2015

Animal research news of the week
02/03/15 Domestic cats have an exceptional sense of smell - around 14X better than humans - yet they still choose to use their eyes to find food. Veterinary researcher,… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/this-week-in-animal-research-we-06-march-2015/

Animal research news feed

Animal research news - almost daily
If you would like our news delivered by email please email office@uar.org.uk with news feed in the title and we'll send you a short email several days each week. 25/05… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/animal-research-news-feed1/

Northern Ireland Statistics on Animal Research 2013

Tom Holder, Campaigns Manager, gives a brief overview of the recently released animal research statistics for Northern Ireland.
Tom Holder, Campaigns Manager, gives a brief overview of the recently released animal research statistics for Northern Ireland. The Department of Health, Social Services and… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/northern-ireland-statistics-on-animal-research-2013/

IAT Careers video

Six animal technologists gathered together to describe their careers in this video from the Institute of Animal Technology.
Six animal technologists gathered together to describe their careers in this video from the Institute of Animal Technology. It gives a fresh and honest perspective of the job of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/iat-careers-video/

Animal research news feed

Tests of ‘good bacteria’ yoghurt products using pig stomach acid have shown that many of them are likely to be useless.
29/09/2014 The Telegraph looked at its top 10 experiments taking place on the International Space Station. These include 20 mice being taken to space and X-rayed to see the impact… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/animal-research-news-feed/

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 CRISPR future for genetic modification

In today's staff blog, Dr Ian Le Guillou looks at the impact of the new CRISPR technique for genetically modifying animals.
In today's staff blog, Dr Ian Le Guillou looks at the impact of the new CRISPR technique for genetically modifying animals. The number of animal experiments in Britain has been… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/a-crispr-future-genetic-modification/

This Week in Animal Research: 19th-25th June

Research in rats suggests that breast cancer patients should avoid even low levels of light in the bedroom.
Research in rats suggests that breast cancer patients should avoid even low levels of light in the bedroom. Light in the evening before bed lowers levels of melatonin, an… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/week-in-animal-research-19th-25th-june/

Talking to the public about animal research

Tom Holder, Campaigns Manager, discusses a recent event hosted by the AMRC on how charities can improve their communications about animal research with the public.
Tom Holder, Campaigns Manager, discusses a recent event hosted by the AMRC on how charities can improve their communications about animal research with the public.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/talking-to-the-public-about-animal-research/

This Week in Animal Research 12th-18th July

A “biological pacemaker”, created by injecting a specific gene into heart cells, has effectively cured a disease in pigs that causes a very slow heart rate.
A “biological pacemaker”, created by injecting a specific gene into heart cells, has effectively cured a disease in pigs that causes a very slow heart rate. Researchers from the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-12th-18th-july/

Saving monkeys?

Bella Williams, Head of Engagement, looks at the breeding of primates in Mauritius and some of the misguided campaigns targeting it.
Bella Williams, Head of Engagement, looks at the breeding of primates in Mauritius and some of the misguided campaigns targeting it. Over the past four years the BUAV have waged… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/saving-monkeys/

A closer look at the 2013 statistics

Chris Magee, Head of Policy and Media, delves deeper into the 2013 statistics to look at some of the less mentioned trends in the use of animals in research.
Home Office Animation Statistics 2013 Chris Magee, Head of Policy and Media, delves deeper into the 2013 statistics to look at some of the less mentioned trends in the use of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/a-closer-look-at-the-2013-statistics/

This Week in Animal Research 5th-11th July

The notion that, for a very small number of people, it is possible to be obese but healthy has been explored using genetically modified mice.
The notion that, for a very small number of people, it is possible to be obese but healthy has been explored using genetically modified mice. The researchers used human subjects… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-5th-11th-july/

Highlights of research news in 2013

As the statistics on the use of animals for research in 2013 have been released today, we thought it would be nice to look back on the impressive research published last year.
As the statistics on the use of animals for research in 2013 have been released today, we thought it would be nice to look back on the impressive research published last year.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/highlights-of-research-news-in-2013/

2013 Animal Research Statistics from the Home Office

The Home Office has just released the animal research statistics for 2013
The Home Office has just released the animal research statistics for 2013. They show: number of animals used has decreased by 0.4% to 4.02 million number of procedures… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/2013-animal-research-statistics-from-the-home-office/

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…
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… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/ten-years-of-success-from-the-3rs/

This Week in Animal Research 20th-27th June

A microchip implanted into the brain of a paralysed man has enabled him to move his hand, by translating his thoughts into electrical stimulations.
A microchip implanted into the brain of a paralysed man has enabled him to move his hand, by translating his thoughts into electrical stimulations. The 0.15 inch ‘Neurobridge’… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-20th-27th-june/

The Secrecy Law That Is Heading For the Scrapheap

Today’s blog post by Chris Magee, Head of Policy and Media, explains how and why the controversial Section 24 “secrecy laws” are being changed.
Today’s blog post by Chris Magee, Head of Policy and Media, explains how and why the controversial Section 24 “secrecy laws” are being changed. The government is seeking to make… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/the-secrecy-law-that-is-heading-for-the-scrapheap/

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