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1 January 1970

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To study the brain we need monkeys

To study the brain we need monkeys While most animal research involves the use of rodents, fish and rats, around 0.1% of the research animals in the UK are non-human primates… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/to-study-the-brain-we-need-monkeys/

Paget Lecture 2019 Nancy Rothwell

Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell presented the 83rd Paget Lecture, with her talk ‘a stroke of bad luck’.
The Stephen Paget Memorial Lecture celebrates the life of Stephen Paget. He was the founder of the Research Defence Society in 1907 which later became Understanding Animal… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/resources/video-library/paget-lecture-2019-nancy-rothwell/

2019 Openness Awards and Paget Lecture

On Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, UAR hosted the sixth annual Openness Awards and 83rd Stephen Paget Memorial Lecture at the Royal College of Physicians in London. To coincide… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/2019-openness-awards-and-paget-lecture/

Introducing the 2019 Paget Lecturer

Join us on 3 December at 6pm for a live stream of the 2019 Openness Awards and Paget Lecture where Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell will be presenting her lecture ‘a stroke of bad… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/2019-openness-awards-paget-lecture-by-nancy-rothwell/

Northern Ireland Animal Research Numbers, 2018

Procedures carried out on animals in Northern Ireland, 2018 ·         28,790 procedures carried out in Northern Ireland in 2018 ·         Total procedures up 16.3% from 2017… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/ni-animal-research-stats-2018/

Respiratory disease: asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Respiratory disease: asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) On average, 3 people die from an asthma attack in the UK every day. In 2017 (the most recent data… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/respiratory-disease-asthma-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd/

Why do bats have such a bad reputation?

Why do bats have such a bad reputation? Blood suckers, hair grabbers, disease carriers… bats often have a bad reputation and are feared and persecuted across the world, when in… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/bats-bad-rap/

Drug Discovery with Venom

Venomtech is unique amongst our members in keeping venomous and poisonous animals - not for fun - although they are a very interesting collection of creatures - but for… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/drug-discovery-with-venom/

Bony research: how zebrafish are helping osteoarthritis research

Bony research: how zebrafish are helping osteoarthritis research Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/bony-research-how-zebrafish-are-helping-osteoarthritis-research/

2019 Nobel Prize: sensing and adapting to oxygen

Ill. Niklas Elmedhed. © Nobel Media.     The 2019 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine has been awarded to three scientists, William G. Kaelin Jr. from the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/2019-nobel-prize-sensing-and-adapting-to-oxygen/

Frog room

The 'frog' room at the Gurdon Institute
The manager of the aquatics services at the Gurdon Institute in Cambridge gives a tour and describes her role in caring for these “adorable” animals. Providing a supply of… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/resources/video-library/frog-room/

Preventing Bad Law with UAR's Policy Work

This is the fifth article in our 2019 series reviewing achievements during the first ten years of UAR. Chris Magee, Head of Media and Policy, looks back at our policy work.… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/uar-policy-work-preventing-bad-law/

Our Favourite Posts From the Last 10 Years

This is the fifth article in our 2019 series reviewing achievements during the first ten years of UAR. Richard Scrase, Head on Online Communication, looks back at some of… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/ten-years-our-favourite-posts/

Animal Research Numbers in 2018

Latest figures show fewer animals used in research in 2018   Number of procedures on animals has decreased by 7% to 3.52 million Lowest number of procedures carried out… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/animal-research-numbers-in-2018/

Top Ten Organisations for Animal Research in 2018 Announced

Top Ten Organisations for Animal Research in 2018 Announced   Ten organisations account for nearly half of all animal research in Great Britain Top universities are… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/top-ten-organisations-for-animal-research-2018/

Newcastle University research improves animal conditions

Handling mice with a tube rather than by their tail improves mice well being.
Short version  Newcastle University research improves animal conditions Researchers have found that laboratory mice moved by tail handling rather than by tunnel are… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/resources/video-library/newcastle-university-research-improves-animal-conditions/

Animals Help us Understand Motor Neurone Disease

HOW ANIMALS ARE HELPING US TO UNDERSTAND MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE By Mandy Spencer, Research Information Co-ordinator at the Motor Neurone Disease Association Motor neurone… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/how-animals-are-helping-us-to-understand-motor-neurone-disease/

How sickle cell protects against Malaria

How sickle cell protects against Malaria    Sickle cell disease (SCD) affects millions of people around the globe and is the 4th leading cause of deaths in children in many… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/how-sickle-cell-protects-against-malaria-a-sticky-connection/

Celebrities impact public view of animal research

The impact of celebrities on public perceptions of animal research Twitter is bringing us closer to celebrities. Who would have thought two decades ago that you could follow the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/the-impact-of-celebrities-on-public-perceptions-of-animal-research/

Animals to humans, how blood saves lives

Every year, over 88 million blood donations save lives across the globe – enough to fill 32 Olympic-sized swimming pools. But good quality blood is in short supply so researchers seek to get around the worldwide blood shortage and make blood donations as …
Every year, over 88 million blood donations save lives across the globe – enough to fill 32 Olympic-sized swimming pools with the haemoglobin-rich liquid. But good quality blood is… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/from-animals-to-humans-how-blood-saves-lives/

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