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Wednesday 25 November 2015
Scientists from Royal Holloway University of London and University College London have identified a specific fatty acid, decanoic acid, to have potent anti-epileptic effects.
Tuesday 17 November 2015
The Consortium for Innovation and Quality in Pharmaceutical Development (IQ) and the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) run a Global 3Rs Awards Program which recognises bioscience research papers which make significant and innovative contributions to...
Tuesday 10 November 2015
The NC3Rs in partnership with five other organisations – Innovate UK, the BBSRC, EPSRC, MRC, and Dstl – has published a roadmap on developing and applying non-animal technologies (NATs) to improve the methods and tools available for the safety and efficacy testing of pharmaceuticals, veterinary products,...
Thursday 05 November 2015
The NC3Rs is pleased to announce the appointment of five new Board members.
Wednesday 21 October 2015
A project funded through the NC3Rs/Innovate UK Non-Animal Technologies (NATs) programme has claimed a breakthrough by creating a 3D printer capable of working with delicate induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells.
Monday 19 October 2015
We are pleased to announce the award of three grants under our joint strategic award competition with the BBSRC in the area of replacing animal models of bovine Tuberculosis (bTB). The current UK bovine tuberculosis epidemic is one of the biggest challenges facing cattle farming in the UK with very serious...
Thursday 15 October 2015
There is an unmet need for a solution that can provide comprehensive target information at the lead selection stage of small molecule drug discovery. Interactions with proteins beyond the intended target influence the therapeutic, ADME and toxicity profile of small molecule drugs. Many off-target interactions...
Wednesday 14 October 2015
New work published in PLOS Biology by Professor Malcolm Macleod and Dr Emily Sena from the CAMARADES group at the University of Edinburgh shows continuing problems with the quality of animal research, based on information included in papers on the use of approaches to minimise subjective bias. The study...
Tuesday 13 October 2015
The NC3Rs has been announced as a consortium partner for a new collaborative project awarded under the Horizon 2020 framework, in which academia will work alongside small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), large industry, contract research organisations (CROs) and regulatory bodies to achieve more efficient...
Monday 14 September 2015
A recent article from BBC featured work by Dr Robert Harrison, who works with dangerous, venomous snakes in The Alistair Reid Venom Research Unit (ARVRU) of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM).

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