News & blogs


Re-use of needles: is this an indicator of a culture of care?

Guest blog from Dr Lucy Whitfield, Royal Veterinary College, and Dr Sally Robinson, AstraZeneca, covering the topic of re-using hypodermic needles in day-to-day practice.

Data, data, data: Applying Maths to 3Rs problems - a case study

In the final blog of the series, Dr Manasi Nandi from King’s College London talks about her project where mathematical modelling can help advance the 3Rs by improved analysis of cardiovascular data.

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.