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Monday 21 September 2015
Last week, NC3Rs made a trip to Bradford to join the British Science Festival for our session “Dish and chips: new alternatives to animal testing”, chaired by Professor Jamie Davies from the University of Edinburgh, former Deputy Chair of the NC3Rs Board and former NC3Rs grant holder. We listenened to a series...
Monday 21 September 2015
The ‘Procedures with Care’ website contains HD video tutorials offering step-by-step practical guidance for carrying out the administration of substances to mice and rats, emphasising the need to handle the animals with care to reduce any distress caused by the procedures. All of the most common routes are...
Monday 14 September 2015
We have recently funded six new projects for a total of £1.65 million, as part of our 2015 project grant competition. This innovative research includes projects on animal-friendly touchscreen testing systems for rodents and new, more relevant and improved models for studying breast cancer, prion diseases and...
Thursday 20 August 2015
A new report takes a look at the UK health research landscape. Dr Mark Prescott, Head of Research Management and Policy, summarises the findings from an NC3Rs perspective and highlights the impact of NC3Rs research on improving human health.
Wednesday 05 August 2015
Last month saw the launch of our online resource on microsampling featuring a range of tools for researchers including example study designs, videos showing microsampling techniques and a decision tree to help determine what type of sampling to use in a particular study. Microsampling has become a huge...
Monday 13 July 2015
The third annual NC3Rs Summer School was held in late June at St. Catherine’s College in Oxford. The three day event brought together first year NC3Rs PhD students from top institutions across the country to engage with the 3Rs, improve their transferable skills, and network with their fellow students.
Thursday 11 June 2015
This week (Tuesday 9 June) saw the first meeting of the newly formed London In Vitro Models Club. The Club is the brainchild of NC3Rs Early Career Fellow Dr Adrian Biddle from Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL), and provides a network for researchers focussing on in vitro models for cancer and stem cell...
Tuesday 02 June 2015
Dr Sally Robinson, Head of Laboratory Animal Science (UK) at AstraZeneca, describes how the company is incorporating and championing the 3Rs by recognising innovative developments and ensuring good practice is shared globally within their company. At AstraZeneca the Council for Science and Animal Welfare (C-...
Tuesday 12 May 2015
Dr Mark Prescott, primatologist and Head of Research Management and Policy at the NC3Rs, launches our latest online resource – The Macaque Website.
Friday 24 April 2015
An NC3Rs funded project has helped pave the way towards a potential treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS). NC3Rs Science Manager Katie Lidster reviews the impacts the grant has had since being awarded in 2010.