Jan - June 2014
Brain tumour cells burst by potential new treatment
1st April 2014
Scientists have exploited an unusual feature of brain cancer cells which makes them burst when exposed to a substance called Vacquinol-1.
24th March 2014
Transplants get rejected, sometimes quickly and sometimes slowly.
Openness in animal research news
19th March 2014
Defences come down as animal testers dare to say they’re proud...
Debbie Vincent guilty of conspiracy to blackmail
18th March 2014
Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) activist, Debbie Vincent, was found guilty at Winchester Crown Court today.
17th March 2014
Launching during National Science Week (15-24 March), Open Labs is the start of a three-year programme during which hundreds of school children will tour research facilities, meet scientists and veterinarians, and see the animals at the centre of the research.
Vaccine could protect against cancer caused by organ transplants
3rd March 2014
People who have received organ transplants are 250 times more likely to develop non-melanoma skin cancer than the normal population.
Mice use minimised by mini-liver break through
26th February 2014
Research that has for the first time successfully grown "mini-livers" from adult mouse stem cells has won the UK's international prize for the scientific and technological advance with the most potential to replace, reduce or refine the use of animals in science (the 3Rs).
42 thousand red-listed turtles taken per year
24th February 2014
A new study has found that 42 countries or territories around the world permit the harvest of marine turtles – and estimates that more than 42,000 turtles are caught each year by these fisheries.
Animal research and Asian vulture conservation
21st February 2014
While the contribution of animal research for human medical development is well known, the role that animal studies have to play in environmental and conservation work often receives very little attention.
UAR complaint against Animal Aid upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority
12th February 2014
Understanding Animal Research has had a complaint against Animal Aid upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority.