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Thursday 23 February 2017
A recent review has summarised current and future opportunities to apply the 3Rs in the safety assessment of pharmaceuticals, highlighting scientific, ethical and financial benefits to the industry. This invited publication in the ILAR Journal is part of an issue themed ‘Technology, the 3Rs, and Pharmaceutical...
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Tuesday 21 February 2017
Scientists at the NC3Rs, AstraZeneca and University of Plymouth have conducted the largest survey to-date on the use and care of zebrafish in research. The results are published this week in Journal of Fish Biology and cover anaesthesia and euthanasia methods, housing and husbandry, breeding and production.
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Wednesday 15 February 2017
EU-based academics and SMEs whose technology is featured on the NC3Rs CRACK IT Solutions partnering platform will now be able to apply for funding of up to £50k to support collaborations that are identified through the platform.
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Friday 03 February 2017
A recent cross-sector review has highlighted several key approaches available for ecotoxicologists and risk assessors to evaluate potentially hazardous chemicals, while minimising the use of vertebrates.
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Thursday 26 January 2017
We are pleased to announce seven new fellowships, a commitment of nearly £1.2 million to support talented early career scientists in the discovery and development of new technologies and approaches to replace, reduce and refine the use of animals in scientific research. We provide two types of fellowship...
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Tuesday 24 January 2017
An innovative project has been awarded funding through the NC3Rs CRACK IT Solutions partnering programme which supports collaborations to develop and validate new technologies with commercial and 3Rs potential. 
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Tuesday 17 January 2017
A recent study has shown that human bone regeneration can be studied in the extraembryonic membrane of a developing chick egg, which could replace studies in mice. The work, by Dr Richard Oreffo from University of Southampton and NC3Rs-funded PhD student Inés Moreno-Jiménez, has recently been published in...
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Thursday 12 January 2017
The framework SEARCHBreast (Sharing Experimental Animal Resources, Coordinating Holdings), established with NC3Rs funding, enables scientists to share material from animal studies in breast cancer research, minimising repetition of animal studies and maximising the use of available resources.
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Thursday 12 January 2017
We are pleased to announce 11 new PhD studentships awarded in the recent round of funding. The awards, totalling nearly £1 million, embed the 3Rs in the training of new generations of researchers from a broad range of scientific backgrounds. One studentship is awarded jointly with the British Heart Foundation...
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Thursday 05 January 2017
This year, we have a highlight notice* across all of our funding schemes on the use of human tissues for 3Rs purposes. This is the first time we have had a highlight notice that applies to all of our schemes (from project grants to PhD studentships) and the first time we have had a focus on increasing the...