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Vicky's Blog
Wednesday 29 June 2016
Funding research has been an essential part of our strategy and over the last five years we have committed around £28 million for grants to develop and characterise new 3Rs approaches and technologies. We have also recognised the importance of complementing this with support for 3Rs infrastructure, including...
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Wednesday 29 June 2016
The NC3Rs has been working with the pharmaceutical industry to assess the relevance of rodent central nervous system (CNS) safety pharmacology studies in predicting what happens in first-in-human phase I studies. The findings published in Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology have important implications for...
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Friday 24 June 2016
A recently published paper in Laboratory Animals summarises the findings of an NC3Rs expert working group who have been investigating the consideration of rodent age in studies.
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Wednesday 22 June 2016
Head of technology development, Dr Anthony Holmes has recently been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the international Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI), based in Washington, USA.
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Tuesday 14 June 2016
A paper reporting the development of a new automated home cage monitoring system for mice has been published this month in the journal Frontiers in Behavioural Neuroscience. The development of the system was funded by the NC3Rs through its open innovation programme CRACK IT Challenges and provides for the first...
Staff Blog
Tuesday 07 June 2016
Recently our grant holders spoke in pubs as part of the Pint of Science festival, which took place across the UK on 23-25 May. From London ('Of mice and men'), to Edinburgh ('Building a human being') and Southampton ('Model making: mimicking the body in the lab'), researchers with NC3Rs funding discussed their...
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Wednesday 11 May 2016
A recent publication in the journal mAbs “Waiving in vivo studies for monoclonal antibody biosimilar development: National and global challenges” highlights ways to reduce animal use in the development of monoclonal antibody (mAb) biosimilars.
Vicky's Blog
Tuesday 03 May 2016
Today is World Asthma Day. To mark this important event our Chief Executive Dr Vicky Robinson is using her monthly blog to highlight some of the work that we have been leading over the last ten years in partnership with the UK’s asthma research community.  
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Thursday 28 April 2016
We are pleased to announce a new strategic award to Professor Alex Thiele, Newcastle University, for a project aimed at refining the design of cranial implants used in neuroscience studies with macaques, in order to improve the welfare of these animals.
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Friday 22 April 2016
The NC3Rs and Safety Pharmacology Society (SPS) have just published the paper ‘Social housing of non-rodents during cardiovascular recordings in safety pharmacology and toxicology studies’. The report, available in the Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods, summarises a survey on current...

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