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Wednesday 03 February 2016
Invertebrates such as Drosophila melanogaster (the fruit fly) are used extensively in research on complex biological processes and disease mechanisms. They have the potential to replace the use of mammalian models in some studies, particularly in rodents, but maximising this opportunity is challenging and...
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Wednesday 27 January 2016
A collaborative research team looked at improving toxicity testing via in vitro tests, to enable faster and more efficient evaluation of chemical effects on human health without the use of animals.
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Wednesday 27 January 2016
A new e-learning resource focusing on the assessment of laboratory animal welfare has been launched to help researchers and animal care staff to identify signs of good and poor welfare in research animals.
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Friday 08 January 2016
A new tool to help authors find and use the most appropriate reporting guidelines has been launched by Penelope, a start-up company seeking to simplify the academic publishing process.
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Wednesday 06 January 2016
Since 2011, CRACK IT has showcased 21 Challenges, invested more than £14 million, and has connected more than 170 organisations from industry and academia in 20 new projects to develop innovative products to address bioscience needs.
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Monday 21 December 2015
The NC3Rs open innovation platform CRACK IT has awarded £1 million in its annual competition run in collaboration with the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, using the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI). CRACK IT Challenges address a range of problems in science and in business across different...
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Friday 18 December 2015
The NC3Rs and the British Heart Foundation partner to fund new PhD studentship awards. We are pleased to announce 15 new PhD studentship awards totalling £1.35M. The awards aim to embed the 3Rs in the training of early career scientists from a broad range of research backgrounds, and are each worth £90,000...
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Thursday 17 December 2015
The NC3Rs, in collaboration with the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform, Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst and the Non-Animal Technologies Special Interest Group (NAT SIG), held a workshop in April 2015 to explore the application of cutting edge cell and tissue-based technologies in drug discovery.
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Wednesday 09 December 2015
This December marks the first anniversary of the death of Mary Lyon, FRS, a renowned geneticist and a researcher at MRC Harwell International Centre for Mouse Genetics. Mary Lyon was the first to discover the process of X-chromosome inactivation (lyonisation), and has a centre at MRC Harwell named after her.
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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.

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