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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Tidmarsh

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IAT Careers video

Six animal technologists gathered together to describe their careers in this video from the Institute of Animal Technology.
Six animal technologists gathered together to describe their careers in this video from the Institute of Animal Technology. It gives a fresh and honest perspective of the job of… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/iat-careers-video/

Animal research news feed

Tests of ‘good bacteria’ yoghurt products using pig stomach acid have shown that many of them are likely to be useless.
29/09/2014 The Telegraph looked at its top 10 experiments taking place on the International Space Station. These include 20 mice being taken to space and X-rayed to see the impact… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/animal-research-news-feed/

Rabbits, fish and mice, but no rock hyrax

In today’s staff blog post, Head of Online Communication Richard Scrase connects the Romans with rabbits
In today’s staff blog post, Head of Online Communication Richard Scrase connects the Romans with rabbits. Perhaps we can thank the Romans for our use of rabbits in research. It… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/rabbits-fish-and-mice-but-no-rock-hyrax/

A CRISPR future for genetic modification

In today's staff blog, Dr Ian Le Guillou looks at the impact of the new CRISPR technique for genetically modifying animals.
In today's staff blog, Dr Ian Le Guillou looks at the impact of the new CRISPR technique for genetically modifying animals. The number of animal experiments in Britain has been… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/a-crispr-future-genetic-modification/

This Week in Animal Research: 19th-25th June

Research in rats suggests that breast cancer patients should avoid even low levels of light in the bedroom.
Research in rats suggests that breast cancer patients should avoid even low levels of light in the bedroom. Light in the evening before bed lowers levels of melatonin, an… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/week-in-animal-research-19th-25th-june/

Talking to the public about animal research

Tom Holder, Campaigns Manager, discusses a recent event hosted by the AMRC on how charities can improve their communications about animal research with the public.
Tom Holder, Campaigns Manager, discusses a recent event hosted by the AMRC on how charities can improve their communications about animal research with the public.… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/talking-to-the-public-about-animal-research/

This Week in Animal Research 12th-18th July

A “biological pacemaker”, created by injecting a specific gene into heart cells, has effectively cured a disease in pigs that causes a very slow heart rate.
A “biological pacemaker”, created by injecting a specific gene into heart cells, has effectively cured a disease in pigs that causes a very slow heart rate. Researchers from the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-12th-18th-july/

Saving monkeys?

Bella Williams, Head of Engagement, looks at the breeding of primates in Mauritius and some of the misguided campaigns targeting it.
Bella Williams, Head of Engagement, looks at the breeding of primates in Mauritius and some of the misguided campaigns targeting it. Over the past four years the BUAV have waged… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/saving-monkeys/

A closer look at the 2013 statistics

Chris Magee, Head of Policy and Media, delves deeper into the 2013 statistics to look at some of the less mentioned trends in the use of animals in research.
Home Office Animation Statistics 2013 Chris Magee, Head of Policy and Media, delves deeper into the 2013 statistics to look at some of the less mentioned trends in the use of… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/a-closer-look-at-the-2013-statistics/

This Week in Animal Research 5th-11th July

The notion that, for a very small number of people, it is possible to be obese but healthy has been explored using genetically modified mice.
The notion that, for a very small number of people, it is possible to be obese but healthy has been explored using genetically modified mice. The researchers used human subjects… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-5th-11th-july/

Highlights of research news in 2013

As the statistics on the use of animals for research in 2013 have been released today, we thought it would be nice to look back on the impressive research published last year.
As the statistics on the use of animals for research in 2013 have been released today, we thought it would be nice to look back on the impressive research published last year.… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/highlights-of-research-news-in-2013/

Ten years of success from the 3Rs

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 animal…
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… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/ten-years-of-success-from-the-3rs/

This Week in Animal Research 20th-27th June

A microchip implanted into the brain of a paralysed man has enabled him to move his hand, by translating his thoughts into electrical stimulations.
A microchip implanted into the brain of a paralysed man has enabled him to move his hand, by translating his thoughts into electrical stimulations. The 0.15 inch ‘Neurobridge’… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-20th-27th-june/

The Secrecy Law That Is Heading For the Scrapheap

Today’s blog post by Chris Magee, Head of Policy and Media, explains how and why the controversial Section 24 “secrecy laws” are being changed.
Today’s blog post by Chris Magee, Head of Policy and Media, explains how and why the controversial Section 24 “secrecy laws” are being changed. The government is seeking to make… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/the-secrecy-law-that-is-heading-for-the-scrapheap/

This Week in Animal Research: 14th-19th June

A drug developed a century ago to treat African sleeping sickness has eliminated the symptoms of autism from adult mice with an experimental form of the disorder.
A drug developed a century ago to treat African sleeping sickness has eliminated the symptoms of autism from adult mice with an experimental form of the disorder. Suramin blocks… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-14th-19th-june/

How refining animal research can lead to more experiments

In today’s staff blog our Science Writer, Ian Le Guillou, looks at how genetically modified mice are helping to reduce our reliance on primates, but are inflating the numbers of animals used.
In today’s staff blog our Science Writer, Ian Le Guillou, looks at how genetically modified mice are helping to reduce our reliance on primates, but are inflating the numbers of… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/how-refining-animal-research-can-lead-to-more-experiments/

This Week In Animal Research: 7th-13th June

Suncream may delay the onset of melanoma, but it cannot completely prevent it according to new research using mice.
Suncream may delay the onset of melanoma, but it cannot completely prevent it according to new research using mice. Mice predisposed to melanoma and coated in SPF 50 sun cream… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-7th-13th-june/

Look before you leap

In today’s staff blog post, Policy and Communications Officer Dr Liz Harley addresses the concerns about animal research raised by a recent article in the BMJ, and explains how the sector is not only aware of the issues but actively pursuing solutions.
In today’s staff blog post, Policy and Communications Officer Dr Liz Harley addresses the concerns about animal research raised by a recent article in the BMJ, and explains how… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/look-before-you-leap/

A Brave New World

Today’s staff post comes from Wendy Jarrett, Chief Executive of Understanding Animal Research as she discusses how openness has been a process playing out for many years.
Today’s staff post comes from Wendy Jarrett, Chief Executive of Understanding Animal Research as she discusses how openness has been a process playing out for many years. As the… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/a-brave-new-world/

The A-Z(T) of anti-science

John Meredith, our Head of Education and Outreach, discusses the anti-science prejudice of the movie Dallas Buyers Club. Such films create a mistrust in research while encouraging crank science.
John Meredith, our Head of Education and Outreach, discusses the anti-science prejudice of the movie Dallas Buyers Club. Such films create a mistrust in research while encouraging… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/the-a-zt-of-anti-science/

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