Monday 06 December 2010
The NC3Rs has awarded five new PhD studentships to leading UK research groups The Studentship Scheme was introduced to embed the 3Rs in the training of early career scientists from a broad range of research backgrounds. The successful applications have been selected to attract and inspire the UK's top...
Wednesday 20 October 2010
The NC3Rs and the IAT have co-funded the production of a new web-based training resource on administration of substances to laboratory mice and rats. Developed by Digires at Newcastle University, the 'Procedures With Care' website is now available at www.procedureswithcare.org.uk
Friday 01 October 2010
Professor Maggie Dallman and Dr Ian Ragan will serve on the Board for 3-year terms from October 2010. The work of the NC3Rs is overseen by a Board chaired by Professor Ian Kimber, University of Manchester. Members must be respected individuals with a proven track record in relevant research, have a good...
Wednesday 29 September 2010
Improving handling techniques for laboratory mice helps reduce stress and anxiety, according to a study published today in the journal Nature Methods. The techniques identified in the study should lead to further improvements in the welfare of the mice. Improving welfare conditions is a key element of the '...
Tuesday 14 September 2010
Two UK based research projects totalling just under £1 million have been awarded by the NC3Rs to develop innovative research techniques to find new treatments for asthma.
Monday 26 July 2010
Over £4 million for 13 research projects that aim to replace, reduce or refine the use of animals in research and testing was announced on 26 July 2010 by the NC3Rs. The NC3Rs today announced 13 research grant awards, as part of its annual Research Funding Scheme that aims to replace, reduce and refine the use...
Monday 28 June 2010
New guidelines to improve the reporting of animal experiments have been published in the journal PLOS Biology and five other journals1. Poor reporting makes it difficult to derive the maximum scientific knowledge from animal research and risks the use of additional animals unnecessarily.
Friday 28 May 2010
The NC3Rs has selected Newcastle University to receive a strategic award of £300k to establish methods of humane killing of laboratory rodents A research group, led by Dr Huw Golledge of the University's Institute of Neuroscience, will undertake a three year programme of work which will culminate in a...
Wednesday 27 January 2010
The winner of this year's annual NC3Rs 3Rs Prize has developed a new method of priming early embryos to form embryonic stem (ES) cells. The method has allowed ES cells to be derived from mice used in diabetes research for the first time. This could dramatically reduce the number of animals used to study the...
Tuesday 01 September 2009
The NC3Rs has awarded its first PhD studentships to five leading UK research groups. The scheme was introduced to fulfil a need to embed the 3Rs in the training of early career scientists from a broad range of research backgrounds. The successful applications have been selected to attract and inspire the UK's...