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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Tidmarsh

Category: News

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How is climate change affecting Antarctic animals?

Over the summer our planet has been hit by multiple reminders of human-driven climate change.. Temperatures have reached a record 49°C in Canada and in the Antarctic an… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/how-is-climate-change-affecting-antarctic-animals/

Naked mole-rat B-roll

Understanding Animal Research makes clips of research animals available to the media. If you require material, please contact office@uar.org.uk. Naked mole-rats are studied… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/resources/video-library/naked-mole-rat-b-roll/

Researching Alzheimer's using cells and mice

Dr Mark Dallas describes his research into the causes of Alzheimer's disease. His team focus on Glia (glial) cells found in the brain. In Alzheimer's disease Glia cells can… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/resources/video-library/researching-alzheimers-using-cells-and-mice/

Member Survey 2021

In the first quarter of 2021 we asked UAR members for feedback on our work and the services that we provide. We also wanted to understand whether our work is still on-mission.… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/about-us/member-survey-2021/

Videos

Cosmetics are not tested on animals Brain research with monkeys? What is a virus? Lab rats, up close Ferrets and...human flu? How do vaccines work?… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/teacherzone/teaching-resources/videos-2/

Careers

What is an animal technologist? - How to become an animal technologist - What is it like to be an animal technologist?    Careers Many animal lovers may think the only way to… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/teacherzone/teaching-resources/careers/

Book a visit

    Book a visit Complete the form below to book a visit to your school from our volunteer scientists. https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/teacherzone/book-a-visit/

Other resources

Center of the cell An excellent suite of teaching resources exploring every aspect of cellular biology including the ethics of animal research. Visit → ABPI A huge range… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/teacherzone/teaching-resources/other-resources/

Worksheets

Thalidomide lesson - Thalidomide.png Thalidomide teachers' notes - Thalidomide images handout Developing medicines lesson - Medicine.png Developing medicines worksheet - Developing… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/teacherzone/teaching-resources/worksheets/

The animal research conversation

FAQs How do I book a session? Simply fill out this form. Is there any cost to the school? None. All we ask is that you're willing to fill in a simple, brief,… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/teacherzone/the-animal-research-conversation/

Animal research and the curriculum

Key stage 4 Science How Science Works: Applications and implications of science Pupils should be taught: - to consider how and why decisions about science and technology… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/teacherzone/animal-research-and-the-curriculum/

Teaching Resources

    Teaching Resources Browse our range of resources including worksheet and videos specially created to supplement your lessons and get your students thinking critically… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/teacherzone/teaching-resources/

What is an AWERB and how does it help promote high standards of animal welfare in research?

AWERB stands for Animal Welfare Ethical Review Body. Running an AWERB is a legal requirement for all UK establishments that use, breed or supply animals for scientific procedures… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/what-is-an-awerb-and-how-does-it-help-promote-high-standards-of-animal-welfare-in-research/

New Zealand launches an Openness Agreement on Animal Research and Teaching

New Zealand will be the first country outside Europe with an animal research openness agreement, launched today in Queenstown at the Australian and New Zealand Council for the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/new-zealand-launches-an-openness-agreement-on-animal-research-and-teaching/

EU-wide animals in research statistics for 2018 released

12,093,096 animals used for research in the EU (and Norway) in 2018 Mice, fish, rats and birds account for 93% of animals used Cats, dogs, and primates account for 0.26% The… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/eu-wide-animals-in-research-statistics-for-2018-released/

Ten organisations account for nearly half of all animal research in Great Britain in 2020

Ten organisations account for nearly half of all animal research in Great Britain in 2020 All ten organisations have committed to open communications around animal… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/ten-organisations-account-for-nearly-half-of-all-animal-research-in-great-britain-in-2020/

Animal research numbers 2020

Latest figures show fewer animals used in research in 2020  Number of procedures on animals in 2020 has decreased by 15% to 2.88 million.  Large decrease in numbers… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-research-numbers-2020/

Cloning Dolly the Sheep

Dolly was the first cloned sheep. This is an explanation of how it was done. Read more here: {CCM:BASE_URL}/animals/areas-research/animal-cloning/ and… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/resources/video-library/cloning-dolly-the-sheep/

A new animal model for late-stage multiple sclerosis

Your immune system normally protects you against outside attack by fighting off infections, but sometimes it attacks the body instead. Immune system cells can attack nerves, more… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/a-new-animal-model-for-late-stage-multiple-sclerosis/

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