Understanding Animal Research has worked with four institutions, MRC Harwell, The Pirbright Institute, the University of Bristol and the University of Oxford, to create a virtual 'street view' tour of their laboratories. Go to labanimaltour.org to view the tours for yourself. VIEW THE LAB ANIMAL TOUR Visitors are provided with maps of the four facilities, … Continue reading 360 Virtual Lab Tour allows public to look round four British animal laboratories
There's plenty to see at the 66th AALAS National Meeting, which starts on Sunday. Here are a few sessions, booths and activities we think are worth your while during your stay in Phoenix, Arizona. Speaking of Research Poster! We have submitted a poster (P155) this year for AALAS. So make sure you come and check … Continue reading Things to see at the 66th AALAS National Meeting
Seventy-two organizations have signed the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research in the UK, committing to improving their communication surrounding the animal research they (or their members) conduct or fund
The Science Action Network, which includes Speaking of Research, have been working hard to help dispel some of the animal rights myths across the web. Thanks to your help we have rebalanced many of the online discussions about animal research, for example, in the Independent (UK national newspaper) there was a poorly constructed argument about … Continue reading Forty Reasons to Act. Five Minutes to do it.
This excellent 3 minute video, produced by Understanding Animal Research, shows how the use of genetically modified animals can benefit modern medicine - in this instance, to create a method of screening for certain bacteria. We look forward to more videos from UAR. p.s. please give the video a "thumbs up" so that it can … Continue reading Why do we use Genetically Modified animals?
The UK has a long history of animal rights activism and many might expect the public to be a difficult crowd to win over. However over the years the British public have expressed overwhelming support for the use of animal experiments for medical purposes. In 2010 90% were conditional acceptors (that is agreeing with medical … Continue reading Public Opinion and the Importance of Transparency in the UK
Speaking of Research and Understanding Animal Research (UAR) are proud to announce a new joint initiative - the Science Action Network. We aim to enable scientists to network together to provide both authority and public weight on discussions surrounding animal research. The Science Action Network Brushing your teeth – 25 minutes per week. Queuing – … Continue reading Introducing the Science Action Network
Understanding Animal Research has produced a fantastic video (below) showing Geoff Butcher, a Parkinson's patient, going to a medical research laboratory to discuss some of the latest animal research models used to treat his disease. Parkinson's affects over 120,000 people in the UK, and over 1 million people in the US, with many millions more … Continue reading Parkinson’s Patient Meet the Marmosets