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Lord Turnberg stands down as Chair of the NC3Rs Board

Professor Lord Turnberg has now stood down as Chair of the NC3Rs Board, having held the position since the establishment of the NC3Rs in May 2004.

Initiative to improve genotoxicity assays and reduce animal use

A European collaborative project to improve the accuracy of the in vitro tests used to predict the cancer-causing

Response to Weatherall Report on primate use

The NC3Rs welcomes the endorsement for the work being done by the NC3Rs, but is disappointed that the report does not go far enough in mapping prio

Scientists impress MPs with work to minimise the use of animals

Researchers who were most successful in communicating their 3Rs research to Parliamentarians at a showcase event in Portcullis House, were awarded

Use of primates in drug testing could be reduced

The use of primates in the safety testing of monoclonal antibodies prior to clinical trials could be reduced by t

Prize for improving welfare of hamsters used in medical research

The winner of the second annual 3Rs Prize is Professor Alan Fairlamb.

Re-using cow eyes to help replace animal tests

A proposal to re-use cow eyes left over as abattoir waste, as a replacement for animal tests, is one of nine projects that have been awarded fundin

Co-developer of the 3Rs concept dies aged 81

Professor William Russell, who originally developed the concept of the 3Rs with his colleague Rex Burch, sadly died on 27 July 2006 at the age of 8

£1million for new projects to replace, refine and reduce animal experiments

The NC3Rs today announces new grants for pioneering research projects.