13th January 2015
Animals get STIs and can model human diseases
Do scientists dream of laboratory mice?
16th December 2014
The limited rights of Tommy the Chimp
9th December 2014
Animal welfare and pets
4th December 2014
Pets suffer cruelty far to often.
Northern Ireland Statistics on Animal Research 2013
25th November 2014
Tom Holder, Campaigns Manager, gives a brief overview of the recently released animal research statistics for Northern Ireland.
Health in old-age
18th November 2014
UAR science writer Mia Rozenbaum reviews recent research into ageing and how it might be avoided.
Back to bullying: anti-research activists revert to dirty tricks in Cambridge
6th November 2014
UAR’s Head of Policy and Media Chris Magee considers a campaign group’s attempts to intimidate medical, veterinary and environmental researchers, and the lack of understanding underpinning their beliefs.
4th November 2014
In today’s staff blog Policy and Communications Officer, Dr Liz Harley, argues that providing images of animal procedures is a vital part of openness.
The human cost of animal rights
30th October 2014
Head of Education and Outreach, John Meredith, considers the human cost of banning animal research.
History of the pacemaker
28th October 2014
In the 1950s, electrical engineer Wilson Greatbatch was working at Cornell University when he put the wrong resistor into a circuit he was developing for an oscillator, generating an electrical pulse.
UAR staff blog: All about openness
22nd October 2014
Head of Engagement, Bella Williams, writes about the need for openness to be driven by conversations as well as by organisational commitment.
Discussing harms and benefits
1st October 2014
Tom Holder, campaigns manager, discusses the importance of open communication of both the benefits and harms of animal research.
Blood transfusions: an animal research success story
23rd September 2014
UAR Education Officer Stuart Rogers looks at the animal research involved in the development of blood transfusions
Do yes / no debates prevent improvements in regulating research?
16th September 2014
I was recently visiting a friend in Stockholm. We were wandering across the Djurgårdsbron and chatting about how my work was going when we came across a police poster warning of a demonstration march to Djurgården.
Rabbits, fish and mice, but no rock hyrax
11th September 2014
In today’s staff blog post, Head of Online Communication Richard Scrase connects the Romans with rabbits