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Wednesday 20 July 2016
Today the Home Office released their annual statistics showing the number of scientific procedures using living animals in Great Britain in 2015.  Our Chief Executive, Dr Vicky Robinson, comments:
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Friday 15 July 2016
Working in partnership with MedImmune, the biologics R&D arm of AstraZeneca, we organised a workshop to explore how the 3Rs can be used as a foundation for minimising both animal use and drug attrition in oncology research.
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Wednesday 13 July 2016
An analysis, published recently in Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, has shown that Quantitative Structure–Activity Relationship (QSAR) models could potentially be used to predict whether plant protection product (PPP) metabolites are acutely toxic to fish. The work was led by the NC3Rs, in partnership...
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Wednesday 13 July 2016
A study published recently in Journal of Neuroscience Methods describes a new Non-invasive Head Immobilisation System (NHIS) for macaque monkeys used in neurobiology research.
Staff Blog
Tuesday 05 July 2016
In May 2015, we launched a major new resource – The Macaque Website – which complements our earlier website on Common Marmoset Care. The aim of the macaque site is to share information on macaque behaviour, care and use to improve the welfare of these animals in laboratories worldwide. Some 25 organisations...
Staff 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...

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