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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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Brain cells created in the lab

Scientists have created neurons from embryonic stem cells.
Scientists have created neurons from embryonic stem cells. The neurons can be used to investigate the causes of Alzheimer's disease and to test for potential medicines.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/brain-cells-created-in-the-lab/

How much effort on alternatives? The answer is a lot

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.
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… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/how-much-effort-on-alternatives-the-answer-is-a-lot/

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.
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. The latest grants,… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/ferrets-flu-fish-and-pharmaceuticals/

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