How refining animal research can lead to more experiments
17th June 2014
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.
Look before you leap
11th June 2014
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.
Charities communicating animal research
9th June 2014
This week, Tom Holder, Campaigns Manager, writes about a new charity communications guide jointly produced by Understanding Animal Research and the Association for Medical Research Charities (AMRC).
A Brave New World
3rd June 2014
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.
The A-Z(T) of anti-science
29th May 2014
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.
Openness is more than just a PR exercise
27th May 2014
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.
When did you last hear a cuckoo?
21st May 2014
Today’s post in our staff blog is from the Head of Online Communication, Richard Scrase, on the decline of the cuckoo and nightingale.
Venom: Turning Toxicity on its Head
20th May 2014
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 Concordat is here!
14th May 2014
The latest blog post from UAR staff is written by our Head of Engagement, Dr Bella Williams, on the day that the Concordat on Openness is launched.
Why are we still waiting for a cure?
13th May 2014
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.
Why science doesn't work without curiosity
8th May 2014
The latest installment in the UAR staff blog series is written by our Policy and Communications Officer (and former evolutionary biologist) Dr Liz Harley, who considers the difference between 'basic' and 'applied' research, and how it is impossible to have one without the other.
The FoI press-release approach to campaigning
6th May 2014
The first post in our new series of blog posts written by staff at Understanding Animal Research.