Communications & media
Scientist Colin Blakemore Knighted
UAR is delighted that Colin Blakemore was awarded a knighthood in the Queens Birthday Honours.
Concordat on Openness on Animal Research launched today
Opinion polling in 2012 showed that the public wants to know more about what goes on in animal research
Openness in animal research news
Defences come down as animal testers dare to say they’re proud...
UAR complaint against Animal Aid upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority
Understanding Animal Research has had a complaint against Animal Aid upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority.
Government announces Delivery Plan for reduction of animals in research
The Government has today outlined its plans to promote the reduction, replacement and refinement of animals in UK research. In the Delivery Plan...
Herceptin - first monoclonal antibody treatment for cancer
Tuesday February 4 is World Cancer Day. Medical research is slowly improving treatments and allowing people with cancer to live longer
BBC films inside Oxford Animal Lab
The University of Oxford’s road to openness has not been easy.
Two new films on Macaque research from the MRC
Macaques are non-human primates. They are used in medical research because many of their body systems — such as their immune and nervous systems — are similar to humans, making them good research ‘models’ for a variety of human conditions.
Poll shows more Italians accept animal research
Polling company, Ipsos, have surveyed 1,000 Italians to gauge public opinion on the issue of animals in research.
Science Action Network
It’s been over a year since the Science Action Network was launched yet it remains an important tool in dispelling the misinformation online about research on animals.
Vote for top animal research story of 2013
In May this year we launched our Animal Research News Feed, a daily round-up of the most interesting animal science stories from the UK and around the world.
Fall in EU-wide animal research numbers
The EU has released the Seventh Report in which it provides the number of animals used by member states in 20111.
Brown Report into animal research at Imperial College
In April 2013, Imperial College ordered a full and independent inquiry into its animal research practices.
3Rs Prize 2013: Call for nominations
The NC3Rs has called for nominations for their 3Rs prize. The annual 3Rs Prize is awarded to recognise an outstanding primary research paper reporting an original scientific or technological advance with the potential for significant impact on one or more of the 3Rs (replacement, reduction and refinement of the use of animals in research).
BBC Five Live Victoria Derbyshire wins award for MRC Harwell programme
Our congratulations to Victoria Derbyshire, the BBC Radio Five Live team, and the staff at MRC Harwell for winning the Live journalism - radio category at this years international broadcasting awards.
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