Animal welfare & alternatives
Snails, slime moulds and flies
Government funding for alternatives research, through NC3Rs, has nearly doubled this year compared with 2008.
40,000 trout undercut costs, increase accuracy
The largest animal study ever on the cancer-causing risk (carcinogenicity) of chemicals could have profound implications for the species used in such testing, the numbers of animals used, and the accuracy of current tests.
The National Centre for the Three Rs has produced a handy 'beginners guide' to the 3Rs - Refinement, Reduction and Replacement - and how they can benefit science, innovation and animal welfare.
A tale of three species
The law of unintended consequences may have led to saving rabbits at the expense of a two incredible species: a prehistoric invertebrate and a small bird with one of the most impressive known migrations.
And the prize goes to...
National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) awards