Communications & media
New video - mice as a model for Alzheimer's disease
Mice can be used to mimic Alzheimer's disease in humans.
UAR CEO moves to SGM
Dr Simon Festing, the Chief Executive of Understanding Animal Research for a little over six years, is leaving the organisation to take up the post of CEO of the Society for General Microbiology (SGM).
Art meets science in mouse's brain
Animals have been used to understand the inner workings of the brain since the very beginnings of neuroscience.
Following directly from the Basel Declaration that we covered on Tuesday, an editorial in Nature, 9 December 2010, has urged German science to set up an organisation like Understanding Animal Research to engage the public on the medical benefits of animal research.
Basel Declaration calls for open dialogue
More than 50 top scientists working in Germany and Switzerland have launched a new Declaration about animal research.
World AIDS Day - 1 December
The HIV & AIDS page on our partner website AnimalResearch.info has been updated to mark World AIDS Day on 1 December.
New video: Why do we use animals in research?
In this short interview with Dr Simon Festing, we hear his response to questions such as: Why is their so much secrecy in animal research?
World Diabetes Day - 14 November
World Diabetes Day (WDD) is the primary global awareness campaign of the diabetes world.
New video - How much animal research in the UK?
A new video, How much animal research is done in the UK, is now available in our youtube site and in the video section in the resources page on this website.
The top 100 scientists in Britain today
The first list of its kind for science, The Eureka 100: The Science List by The Times last week aimed to identify the 100 most important people in British science.
UGUST 20, 1960: MOSCOW The Soviet Union today launched its second cosmic space ship, the Soviet news agency, Tass, said. The space ship carries animals, including two dogs.
New guidelines for reporting research
The National Centre for the Reduction, Refinement, and Replacement of animals in research (NC3Rs) has published a list of guidelines for scientists to follow when reporting the results of research involving animals.
European public opinion divided
The European Commission has published a survey on the public's opinion of science and technology.
Mice vote Green
Simon Jenkins, writing in The Guardian on Friday, asserted that giving animals rights leads to moral chaos. His piece, both amusing and serious, alludes to a recent bit of fun in the pro-hunting magazine, Country Life, which speculates about which political party different animals would vote for.
UK public attitudes - not much change
Public opinion research released this week shows that public attitudes to animal research haven't changed much in the UK over the last few years.
Subscribe to our newsletter
Get the latest articles and news from Understanding Animal Research in your email inbox every month.