July - Dec 2014
Animal research in the movies
8th July 2014
This week John Meredith, UAR’s Head of Education and Outreach, ponders some of the less accurate depictions of animal research in the movies.
This Week in Animal Research 28th June-4th July
4th July 2014
Researchers at the University of Toronto believe they have found the reason that we cannot remember the first few years of childhood, Brains of babies have an increased rate of new cell creation which may cause this "infantile amnesia". The study found that new cells may push out existing memory circuits in rodents.
Ten years of success from the 3Rs
3rd July 2014
In today’s blog, Understanding Animal Research’s Chief Executive, Wendy Jarrett, discusses a report by the NC3Rs celebrating 10 years of successful collaboration with the pharmaceutical industry to find ways to replace, refine and reduce the use of animals in research.
Should neonicotinoids be banned permanently?
2nd July 2014
In today’s staff blog post, Head of Online Communication Richard Scrase wonders where all the butterflies have gone.
Monarch butterflies use magnetic compass to migrate
1st July 2014
New research has shown that monarch butterflies can follow the Earth’s magnetic field to make their annual migration.