UK Charities Explaining Animal Research

Following from our previous post on US charities explaining their animal research, we will now take a look at UK charities using the same criteria. Of the UK top 200 charities (by income in 2012), only seven conduct animal research. Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Wellcome Trust British Heart Foundation (BHF) Alzheimer’s Society Arthritis Research UK … Continue reading UK Charities Explaining Animal Research

The Portrait of a Superstar of Science – Drosophila melanogaster

Regular readers of this blog will no doubt have heard of Drosophila melanogaster, the fly that has played a key role in important discoveries about skin cancer, the innate immune system and the development of tissues, but we’ve never really given this tiny superstar of science enough prominence on this blog.  To help correct this … Continue reading The Portrait of a Superstar of Science – Drosophila melanogaster