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NC3Rs-funded technology wins international award

Professor Esther Rodriguez-Villegas from Imperial College London is recognised for TaiNi, a device for refined recording of neural activity in mice.

Use of preferred fluid rewards can reduce fluid restriction in macaque neuroscience experiments

Preferred rewards can improve the performance of macaques in cognitive tasks, offering opportunities to refine fluid control.

UCL scientists develop welfare-friendly method for training macaques

Use of a touchscreen in their home enclosure leads to high performance levels in macaques without the need for restraint.

New UK and China cooperation on reducing laboratory animal use

Milestone in international cooperation on the 3Rs and laboratory animal science.

Self-organising ‘gastruloids’ mimic early development of mouse embryos

A new 3D cell culture model has the potential to replace the use of mouse embryos in studying early development.

Culturing human cells to study fungal lung colonisation

New research from the University of Manchester helps build confidence in the use of non-animal approaches in studying fungal infectious disease.

First out of the gate(way): a method for studying Alzheimer’s in vitro

We profile work by Dr Cara Croft and Dr Wendy Noble, whose paper was the first to pass peer review on our F1000Research gateway.

Introductory training on the 3Rs: time for a fresh approach

Our new video presentation demonstrates the 3Rs in principle and practice.

2018 Challenges Competition is now open-Invitation to Tender

This year's competition consists of three Challenges identified jointly by the NC3Rs and Sponsors.