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When the 3Rs and transgenic technologies meet

Dr Peter Hohenstein from The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh and International Society for Transgenic Technologies, shares his impressions from the 14th Transgenic Technology Meeting.

Reducing variability in experimental stroke models

New approach for inducing stroke in mice reduces variability in the experimental model, offering an opportunity to reduce the number of animals used.

New monthly 3Rs podcast co-produced with LabAnimal

We have teamed up with LabAnimal and the NA3RsC to bring you “3 Minute 3Rs”, a new monthly podcast summarising the latest research and news in 3Rs science and technology.

Cell-based model means a step forward for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease research

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh have developed a new system that allows to study Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in vitro for the first time.

New NC3Rs PhD studentships announced

Fifteen new PhD studentships have been awarded by the NC3Rs across leading UK institutions for exceptional 3Rs research and training projects.

Previous 3Rs prize winner publishes more ground-breaking research

Mini-tumours have been grown from patient's own tumour cells, with the potential to reduce the number of animals used in liver cancer research.

New cell line developed for testing botulinum toxin activity

A new cell-based assay developed with NC3Rs funding replaces the use of animals in pharmaceutical botulinum neurotoxin testing.

New standards for publicly funded non-human primate research

We have launched a new version of our guidelines ‘Primate accommodation, care and use’ with updated references and additional information.

Social housing aids recovery from stressors in zebrafish

A new study has shown that group housed zebrafish show lower levels of stress when they undergo stressful or painful procedures than singly housed fish.

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