On 21st July the UK government released its stats on how many animals were used in UK research and the race was on. Many British universities raced to tweet the numbers of animals they’d used in 2015 and draw attention to their webpages on the subject. Science organisations raced to explain to the media what … Continue reading Biology, History and Maths: A lesson in debunking PETA’s nonsense
Experimental Design Assistant: Improving the Scientific Method
Studies involving animals are a crucial component of medical research, and without them our understanding of disease and suffering would be decades behind where we are now. However, scientists must always reflect on their work and ensure that animal studies are carried out with the best design, compassion and rigour possible, so animals are not … Continue reading Experimental Design Assistant: Improving the Scientific Method
NC3Rs announce international 3Rs prizewinners
The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) is a primarily UK Government-funded organisation which works in collaboration with scientists and research institutions “driving and funding innovation and technological developments that minimise the need for animals in research and testing, and lead to improvements in welfare where animals continue … Continue reading NC3Rs announce international 3Rs prizewinners
Can Cell Lines Replace Animal Research?
Teresa Romeo Luperchio is a graduate student at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is currently working as a FASEB Office of Public Affairs Fellow. In this post Teresa tackles the difficult question of why cell lines could not replace all animal studies. A common theme in alternatives to animal testing is that tissue … Continue reading Can Cell Lines Replace Animal Research?
Embracing the 3Rs
Guest post from Jayne Mackta, President of the New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research, and CEO of Global Research Education & Training, LLC At NJABR’s recent Strategy Summit entitled Animal Research: Risks & Reality, keynote speaker Jerrold Tannenbaum cautioned the audience to be aware of shifts in language that have tremendous power to affect public perceptions … Continue reading Embracing the 3Rs