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News
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...
News
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.
News
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...
Staff Blog
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...
Staff Blog
Wednesday 21 December 2016
We have written about a huge range of topics relating to the 3Rs in 2016. Here we review the most popular news and blog items published over the past year, including the new series of blogs from our Chief Executive, Dr Vicky Robinson. 1. New video tutorial released: mouse handling made easier A tutorial on...
News
Tuesday 06 December 2016
The reproducibility of preclinical research has been in the limelight over the last few years, with many major scientific stakeholders concerned about the quality of the design and reporting of animal experiments. We published the ARRIVE guidelines in 2010 to help researchers report their in vivo science...
News
Thursday 03 November 2016
The Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) and the Consortium for Innovation and Quality in Pharmaceutical Development (IQ) have announced the 2016 recipients of their Global 3Rs Awards. This program recognises recent research papers which make significant innovative...
News
Monday 24 October 2016
A new model of mammalian prion disease has been developed in the fruit fly by a team led by Dr Raymond Bujdoso at the University of Cambridge. The study, co-funded by the NC3Rs and published recently in Biochemical Journal, could lead to a fast, low cost blood test to diagnose prion disease without using...
Guest Blog
Tuesday 18 October 2016
... but were too afraid to ask We are currently looking for researchers to become Panel members in our Development and Impact, Grant, Studentship and Training Fellowship Assessment Panels, from January 2017. In this blog Professor Lucy Walker sheds more light on what it is like to be part of an NC3Rs Panel.
Staff Blog
Thursday 13 October 2016
Since the inception of the NC3Rs 12 years ago, we have had a programme of work in toxicology and regulatory sciences. The programme has grown substantially in momentum, as the organisation has. Starting with one programme manager working on the acute toxicity testing for pharmaceuticals project, we now have...

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