Bony research: how zebrafish are helping osteoarthritis research
2019 Nobel Prize: sensing and adapting to oxygen
The 2019 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine has been awarded to William G. Kaelin Jr. , Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza “for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability”.
Preventing Bad Law with UAR's Policy Work
Policy has been at the heart of UAR’s mission ever since it picked up the baton from the Research Defence Society ten years ago. We represent the interests and views of the bioscience sector on animal research at every level.
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 UAR's favourite outputs.
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. Mice, fish, rats, and birds account for over 97% of all procedures.
Top Ten Organisations for Animal Research in 2018 Announced
Ten organisations account for nearly half of all animal research in Great Britain. Universities are among the largest users of animals in research in Great Britain. All ten organisations have signed up to Concordat on Openness on Animal Research in the UK.
Animals Help us Understand Motor Neurone Disease
By Mandy Spencer, Research Information Co-ordinator at the Motor Neurone Disease Association
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 developing countries.
Celebrities impact public view of animal research
A recent trend amongst some well-known celebrities has been the spread of pseudoscience and anti-animal research sentiments on social media.
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 we know them obsolete.
Researching for a cure for multiple sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most widespread disabling neurological condition of young adults, particularly women, around the world with around 2.3 million people living with MS globally. In MS, the protective insulating myelin sheaths that cover nerve fibres in the brain and the spinal cord are destroyed.
Reddit AMA with Frances Wiseman
Understanding Animal Research hosted a Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ (AMA) with Dr Frances Wiseman from UCL to mark Dementia Awareness Week. Dr Wiseman is a senior research fellow at UCL’s Institute of Neurology and her research focuses on the early onset of dementia in people who have Down syndrome.
Creating the European Animal Research Association
This is the fourth article in our 2019 series reviewing achievements during the first ten years of UAR. Wendy Jarrett, Chief Executive, looks back at how we set up the European Animal Research Association (EARA).
Researching stroke using zebrafish
Dr Paul Kasher from Manchester University is trying to understand the immediate pathological responses to stroke in the brain and is screening for potential drugs to treat these responses by using zebrafish larvae to model what happens in a human.
Leaders in Openness 2019 - 2022 Announced
The Leaders in Openness award will recognise those organisations who commit considerable resource and energy to following best practice, embedding openness within their organisations, and making the aims of the Concordat a reality.
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