Conservation is animal research
5th September 2014
Liz Harley, Policy and Communications Officer, looks at the animal research behind UK conservation, and argues that it is impossible to support one and be opposed to the other.
UAR Staff Blog: A Stitch In Time
2nd September 2014
Head of Education and Outreach John Meredith takes a minute to look at how a failure to understand time can confuse the debate about animal research.
100 years of life-changing discoveries
27th August 2014
Flu is caused by a virus, maternal antibodies are passed to the infant through breast-milk, finding the first neurotransmitter, acetylcholine: just three of the discoveries made at the Medical Research Council’s National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) in the last 100 years.
Pouring water on opponents of animal research
26th August 2014
In today’s blog, Understanding Animal Research’s Chief Executive, Wendy Jarrett, challenges Pamela Anderson's hypocrisy in opposing the animal research used to understand motor neurone disease.
The importance of teaching about animal reseach in schools
19th August 2014
In today’s staff blog post, Education Project Officer Stuart Rogers outlines the importance of teaching about animal research in schools.
A breakthrough treatment for Ebola
6th August 2014
Two American aid workers in Liberia made the news this week, as they became the first people ever to contract the Ebola virus and be returned to the United States.
A CRISPR future for genetic modification
29th July 2014
In today's staff blog, Dr Ian Le Guillou looks at the impact of the new CRISPR technique for genetically modifying animals.
25th July 2014
In today’s staff blog post, Head of Online Communication Richard Scrase wonders why scientists use zebrafish.
Whose data is it anyway?
24th July 2014
Who owns scientific data? The scientist who collects it or the person that pays for it?
Talking to the public about animal research
22nd July 2014
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.
17th July 2014
Bella Williams, Head of Engagement, looks at the breeding of primates in Mauritius and some of the misguided campaigns targeting it.
A closer look at the 2013 statistics
16th July 2014
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.
Animal research in the movies
8th July 2014
This week John Meredith, UAR’s Head of Education and Outreach, ponders some of the less accurate depictions of animal research in the movies.
Ten years of success from the 3Rs
3rd July 2014
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 animals in research.
The Secrecy Law That Is Heading For the Scrapheap
24th June 2014
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.