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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Tidmarsh

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UK scientist wins prize for improving animal welfare

Each year the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) awards a prize for innovative research which has an impact on the use of animals in life sciences.
Each year the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) awards a prize for innovative research which has an impact on the use… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/uk-scientist-wins-prize-for-improving-animal-welfare/

Ferrets, flu, fish and pharmaceuticals

Grants worth £4 million have just been announced for 13 science projects that aim to minimise the use of laboratory animals and improve their welfare.
Grants worth £4 million have just been announced for 13 science projects that aim to minimise the use of laboratory animals and improve their welfare. The latest grants,… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/ferrets-flu-fish-and-pharmaceuticals/

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.
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… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/new-guidelines-for-reporting-research/

Bad design or bad reporting?

Critiques of animal research usually focus on issues such as the need for the study, the number of animals used, and how they are treated.
Critiques of animal research usually focus on issues such as the need for the study, the number of animals used, and how they are treated. Equally important, but often overlooked,… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/bad-design-or-bad-reporting/

Biomatrix may allow tumour testing without mice

Mice are used widely in the study of cancer and to test the clinical efficiency and safety of anti-cancer therapies.
Mice are used widely in the study of cancer and to test the clinical efficiency and safety of anti-cancer therapies. Nearly 400,000 mice were used in cancer research in both… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/biomatrix-may-allow-tumour-testing-without-mice/

Recommended reading

The National Centre for the Three Rs has produced a handy 'beginners guide' to the 3Rs - Refinement, Reduction and Replacement - and how they can benefit science, innovation and animal welfare.
The National Centre for the Three Rs has produced a handy 'beginners guide' to the 3Rs - Refinement, Reduction and Replacement - and how they can benefit science, innovation… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/recommended-reading/

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