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1 January 1970

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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/

This Week in Animal Research: 14th-19th June

A drug developed a century ago to treat African sleeping sickness has eliminated the symptoms of autism from adult mice with an experimental form of the disorder.
A drug developed a century ago to treat African sleeping sickness has eliminated the symptoms of autism from adult mice with an experimental form of the disorder. Suramin blocks… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-14th-19th-june/

How refining animal research can lead to more experiments

In today’s staff blog our Science Writer, Ian Le Guillou, looks at how genetically modified mice are helping to reduce our reliance on primates, but are inflating the numbers of animals used.
In today’s staff blog our Science Writer, Ian Le Guillou, looks at how genetically modified mice are helping to reduce our reliance on primates, but are inflating the numbers of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/how-refining-animal-research-can-lead-to-more-experiments/

This Week In Animal Research: 7th-13th June

Suncream may delay the onset of melanoma, but it cannot completely prevent it according to new research using mice.
Suncream may delay the onset of melanoma, but it cannot completely prevent it according to new research using mice. Mice predisposed to melanoma and coated in SPF 50 sun cream… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-7th-13th-june/

Look before you leap

In today’s staff blog post, Policy and Communications Officer Dr Liz Harley addresses the concerns about animal research raised by a recent article in the BMJ, and explains how the sector is not only aware of the issues but actively pursuing solutions.
In today’s staff blog post, Policy and Communications Officer Dr Liz Harley addresses the concerns about animal research raised by a recent article in the BMJ, and explains how… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/look-before-you-leap/

A Brave New World

Today’s staff post comes from Wendy Jarrett, Chief Executive of Understanding Animal Research as she discusses how openness has been a process playing out for many years.
Today’s staff post comes from Wendy Jarrett, Chief Executive of Understanding Animal Research as she discusses how openness has been a process playing out for many years. As the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/a-brave-new-world/

The A-Z(T) of anti-science

John Meredith, our Head of Education and Outreach, discusses the anti-science prejudice of the movie Dallas Buyers Club. Such films create a mistrust in research while encouraging crank science.
John Meredith, our Head of Education and Outreach, discusses the anti-science prejudice of the movie Dallas Buyers Club. Such films create a mistrust in research while encouraging… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/the-a-zt-of-anti-science/

Openness is more than just a PR exercise

Today’s post in our staff blog is from the Head of Policy and Media, Chris Magee, as he discusses the confused response from opponents of animal research to Section 24 and The Concordat of Openness on Animal Research.
Today’s post in our staff blog is from the Head of Policy and Media, Chris Magee, as he discusses the confused response from opponents of animal research to Section 24 and The… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/openness-is-more-than-just-a-pr-exercise/

Venom: Turning Toxicity on its Head

The latest post in the UAR staff blog is written by our Education Project Officer, Stuart Rogers, on the surprising medical benefits of some of the world's deadliest concoctions.
The latest post in the UAR staff blog is written by our Education Project Officer, Stuart Rogers, on the surprising medical benefits of some of the world's deadliest concoctions.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/venom-turning-toxicity-on-its-head/

Why are we still waiting for a cure?

The latest post in the UAR staff blog series is written by our Science Writer, Dr Ian Le Guillou, who takes a look back on the progress made in treating cancer and the different tools doctors have at their disposal.
The latest post in the UAR staff blog series is written by our Science Writer, Dr Ian Le Guillou, who takes a look back on the progress made in treating cancer and the different… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/why-are-we-still-waiting-for-a-cure/

First gene therapy trial for deafness

Researchers are recruiting patients for the first gene therapy trial for deafness, just one year after it was successfully demonstrated in mice.
Researchers are recruiting patients for the first gene therapy trial for deafness, just one year after it was successfully demonstrated in mice. The trial uses a virus to insert… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/first-gene-therapy-trial-for-deafness/

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 …
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… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/mice-use-minimised-by-mini-liver-break-through/

42 thousand red-listed turtles taken per year

A new study has found that 42 countries or territories around the world permit the harvest of marine turtles – and estimates that more than 42,000 turtles are caught each year by these fisheries.
A new study has found that 42 countries or territories around the world permit the harvest of marine turtles – and estimates that more than 42,000 turtles are caught each year by… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/42-thousand-red-listed-turtles-taken-per-year/

Animal research and Asian vulture conservation

While the contribution of animal research for human medical development is well known, the role that animal studies have to play in environmental and conservation work often receives very little attention.
While the contribution of animal research for human medical development is well known, the role that animal studies have to play in environmental and conservation work often… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/animal-research-and-asian-vulture-conservation/

Mice models inadequate for human inflammatory disease

The laboratory mouse is the corner-stone scientific research.
The laboratory mouse is the corner-stone scientific research. The ease with which it can be housed, genetically manipulated and its close similarity to humans has made it the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/mice-models-inadequate-for-human-inflammatory-disease/

Injecting natural signalling molecules help immune system shrink brain cancer tumour

Naturally-occurring signalling molecules injected directly into tumours can aid the body’s own immune response to destroy tumours in mice, researchers have found.
Naturally-occurring signalling molecules injected directly into tumours can aid the body’s own immune response to destroy tumours in mice, researchers have found. The injection… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/injecting-natural-signalling-molecules-help-immune-system-shrink-brain-cancer-tumour/

Gene therapy reverses heart failure in pigs

Tests in mice and now pigs have shown a new targeted gene therapy can treat a major cause of heart disease.
Tests in mice and now pigs have shown a new targeted gene therapy can treat a major cause of heart disease. The findings suggest that the therapy, which has now passed all animal… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-reverses-heart-failure-in-pigs/

The Big Animal Research Debate: Day 4

The Big Animal Research Debate, an event organised by UAR and IDEA UK, starts today with five debates taking place at Hull University, King’s College London
18/10/2013 Update: Results from some of the debates listed below The Big Animal Research Debate, an event organised by UAR and IDEA UK, starts today with five debates taking… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/schools-education/the-big-animal-research-debate-day-4/

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