1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Tidmarsh
What exactly is a culture of care?
(And why is it important for animal welfare?)
Culture of Care is not a new term, but over the last 10 years it has been used… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/what-exactly-is-a-culture-of-care-and-why-is-it-important-for-animal-welfare/
Someone in the world develops dementia every three seconds. Over 50 million people worldwide were living with the disease in 2020, and the numbers are predicted to double every 20… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/can-you-give-a-brain-organoid-alzheimers/
The forced swim test is used to screen for potential antidepressants.
Depression is a debilitating disease that affects about 264 million people, worldwide. However, one third of patients with depression do not respond to current… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/resources/video-library/researching-new-antidepressants-with-swimming-mice/
Chew-sticks, bedding, places to hide
More mice are used in scientific and medical research than all other types of animal combined. Caring for mice so that they are healthy and content is crucial for their sake,… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/resources/video-library/caring-for-laboratory-mice/
Educational animation introducing the immune system and how it is triggered.
Ferrets, mice, chickens eggs, what do they have to do with making vaccines? And how do vaccines work anyway? If you are over 11, this film should show you.
Seven years of open animal research communications
Today (Friday 14 May), Understanding Animal Research (UAR), an organisation that promotes open communications about… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/leaders-in-openness-2021-2024-announced/
Animals have been selectively bred for genetic changes for centuries, through selective breeding to make cattle fatter, sheep woollier, dogs more docile and so on. But when we… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/what-does-it-mean-to-genetically-modify-an-animal/
Depression is a debilitating and, typically, a chronic disease that affects about 264 million people, worldwide. It is a real illness that is a major cause of premature death… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/researching-new-antidepressants-with-swimming-mice/
It wasn’t so long ago that we celebrated the 200th anniversary of Edward Jenner's first vaccine against smallpox in 1796. Since then, the development of vaccines has helped… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/a-history-of-vaccines/
The recent announcement of a potential malaria vaccine that is 77% effective in early trials is a reminder that animal research remains an essential weapon in the battle against… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-research-and-malaria/
Starting this month, Russia has announced the mass production of Carnivac-Cov, the first vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 specifically designed for animals. Veterinary trials have… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/russias-covid-19-vaccine-for-animals/
Loving animals and working in an animal research facility is not paradoxical. We talked to John, a senior animal care technician at Newcastle University, about what it is like… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/caring-for-lab-animals-is-rewarding/
Every month, millions of women suffer discomfort or pain caused by their period. Many have experienced dismissal or diminishment of even incapacitating pain by a male-dominated… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/studying-endometriosis-with-mice/
How does the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine work?
The AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine is a viral vector vaccine. This means that the vaccine doesn’t contain the SARS-CoV-2… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/how-effective-is-the-astrazenecaoxford-vaccine/
Cancer avatars: the future for personalised medicine?
There are almost as many cancers as there are patients. Not only can different organs be affected (brain, breast,… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cancer-avatars-the-future-for-personalised-medicine/
I will confess that, when the effects of Covid started to bite in March of 2020, I wondered whether any anti-animal research activists were reconsidering their life choices as… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/top-10-covid-19-vaccine-myths/
Over the years, vaccines have saved millions of lives. They helped stave off mumps, block polio, push back diphtheria, eradicate smallpox. The practice of immunisation dates back… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/rna-vaccines-a-new-tool-against-covid-19/
Bacterial disease has plagued human life for as long as we have existed. Millions were, and still are, killed by these pathogens. For a long time, humans were helpless against… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/antibiotic-resistance-superbugs-that-kill/
Mice are a prey species so they try to hide any weakness from a potential predator. From a mouses point of view, this could be the lab staff caring for them. So how do they… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/the-secret-lives-of-mice/
In this episode of the Research Comms podcast, Wendy Jarrett, CEO of Understanding Animal Research, talks about changing attitudes towards animal research over the past thirty… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/resources/video-library/wendy-jarrett-talks-about-changing-attitudes-towards-animal-research/