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Feature: Why animal researchers are ending their silence

Feature: Why animal researchers are ending their silence | National Centre for the 3Rs in the news | Scoop.it
Extremists silenced institutions and scientists for years, but researchers are now willing to speak up for good practice and valuable results
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Bid to cut animal testing in research

Bid to cut animal testing in research | National Centre for the 3Rs in the news | Scoop.it
UNIVERSITY of Nottingham scientists are devising new technologies to reduce the use of animal testing in pre-clinical research. The university has been awarded funding from a £1.5 million pot...
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Article > NC3RS, EPSRC award £1.5 million for improved imaging techniques

Article > NC3RS, EPSRC award £1.5 million for improved imaging techniques | National Centre for the 3Rs in the news | Scoop.it
Funding call aims to reduce laboratory-animal numbers, suffering
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Epilepsy sufferers will one day live without seizures, says expert | Royal Holloway, University of London

Epilepsy sufferers will one day live without seizures, says expert | Royal Holloway, University of London | National Centre for the 3Rs in the news | Scoop.it
A leading epilepsy expert at Royal Holloway, University of London, has said there is a pressing need for new and more effective treatments that would make it possible for all sufferers to live seizure free.
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NC3Rs-funded epilepsy scientist, Prof Robin Williams, researching social amoeba as an alternative to using animals says sufferers will one-day be seizure free #purpleday 

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Lab-grown human heart cells could mean fewer animals used in research

Lab-grown human heart cells could mean fewer animals used in research | National Centre for the 3Rs in the news | Scoop.it
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'Mini-liver' advance for research

'Mini-liver' advance for research | National Centre for the 3Rs in the news | Scoop.it
An international prize has been awarded for British research that could prevent many thousands of animals suffering in laboratories.

Scientists in Cambridge have grown "mini-livers" from mouse stem cells that can be used for testing new liver disease treatments.
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BBC Radio 4 - Today, 26/02/2014

BBC Radio 4 - Today, 26/02/2014 | National Centre for the 3Rs in the news | Scoop.it
Including Yesterday in Parliament, Sports Desk and Thought for the Day. (Hear from Dr Meritxell Huch, this year's #3RsPrize winner on @BBCr4today http://t.co/NLu65NjJHj from 02:51:57.
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Scientists Rise To Challenge To Untangle Key Dementia Protein

Scientists Rise To Challenge To Untangle Key Dementia Protein | National Centre for the 3Rs in the news | Scoop.it
Led by the UK's National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs), the competition sets out a series of scientific challenges, which scientists are asked to achieve using methods that help ...
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NC3RS awards £1.56m for CRACK IT preclinical challenges

NC3RS awards £1.56m for CRACK IT preclinical challenges | National Centre for the 3Rs in the news | Scoop.it
New competition to reduce animal testing in R&D
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The UK’s National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) has awarded grants of up to £100,000 each to 17 R&D consortia in the latest set of challenges under the Centre’s CRACK IT open-innovation scheme.

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Report Card: Sharing Animal Research | The Scientist Magazine®

Report Card: Sharing Animal Research | The Scientist Magazine® | National Centre for the 3Rs in the news | Scoop.it
New analysis finds that funding agencies, scientists, and journals are not including sufficient information when reporting on in vivo experiments.
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Pharmaceutical Field - Research hopes to give animals a break from toxicity testing

Pharmaceutical Field - Research hopes to give animals a break from toxicity testing | National Centre for the 3Rs in the news | Scoop.it
Researchers at two British universities are embarking on a project to develop alternatives to using rodents in toxicity testing.
Thanks to a recent injection of funding, researchers from the Univers...
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10 years of the NC3Rs | AMRC - Association of Medical Research Charities

The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction in Animals in Research (NC3Rs) has published its latest research review, which studies NC3Rs' portfolio of research grants and assesses their impact.
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How Does Valproate Block Seizure Progression?

How Does Valproate Block Seizure Progression? | National Centre for the 3Rs in the news | Scoop.it
Fifty years after it was first discovered, research reports how valproate, one of the world’s most highly prescribed treatments for epilepsy, works to block seizure progression.
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Embedded microscopes for deep-tissue imaging could see reduction in animal use in research

Embedded microscopes for deep-tissue imaging could see reduction in animal use in research | National Centre for the 3Rs in the news | Scoop.it
Scientists are aiming to implant a tiny microscope into a rat that could monitor cellular changes and reduce the number of animals used in medical research over time.
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Major Funding Boost For Animal-Testing Reduction Project

Major Funding Boost For Animal-Testing Reduction Project | National Centre for the 3Rs in the news | Scoop.it
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Animals spared in new cancer tests on cells - Scotsman

Animals spared in new cancer tests on cells - Scotsman | National Centre for the 3Rs in the news | Scoop.it
Scotsman Animals spared in new cancer tests on cells Scotsman The Glasgow researchers have received funding from the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) and the Dr Hadwen Trust, which also...
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Plymouth doctor given award for finding alternative to animal testing

Plymouth doctor given award for finding alternative to animal testing | National Centre for the 3Rs in the news | Scoop.it
A PLYMOUTH doctor has been given a national award for finding an alternative to animal testing.
Immunologist Dr. Gyorgy Fejer from Plymouth University School of Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences has...
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Cambridge breakthrough to reduce animal experiments

Cambridge breakthrough to reduce animal experiments | National Centre for the 3Rs in the news | Scoop.it
Millions of animals could be spared lab experimentation in future thanks to medical technology innovation from liver disease experts at Cambridge University.
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Study focuses on development and spread of Alzheimer's disease throughout the brain

The development of Alzheimer's disease and the way it spreads throughout the brain will be the focus of a pioneering study conducted at Aston University (UK).
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Genetically modified monkeys created with cut-and-paste DNA

Genetically modified monkeys created with cut-and-paste DNA | National Centre for the 3Rs in the news | Scoop.it
Breakthrough could help battle diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's but ethical concerns remain over animal testing
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Vicky Robinson, chief executive of National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs), said:


"This research could drive an increase in the use of non-human primates worldwide. Whether that would be justified in terms of the benefits to scientific and medical research, let alone the ethical considerations, is open to debate. Just because the monkey has greater similarity to man than other animal species does not guarantee that it will be a better surrogate for studying human disease, a point that decision makers – funders and regulators – should take seriously."

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Aston University bid to to reduce animal testing

Aston University bid to to reduce animal testing | National Centre for the 3Rs in the news | Scoop.it
Scientists hoping £100k grant will help them conduct Alzheimer’s research in more humane way
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Over 1500 monkeys are imported into the UK for medical testing - Telegraph.co.uk

Over 1500 monkeys are imported into the UK for medical testing - Telegraph.co.uk | National Centre for the 3Rs in the news | Scoop.it
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Dr Vicky Robinson, chief executive of the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research said: “The key issue is to find alternatives to the use of monkeys in research, which will avoid the need for their transport. Working with the pharmaceutical industry, the NC3Rs has identified opportunities to reduce the number of monkeys used per study by up to 64% for some areas.”
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UEA scientists determined to reduce animal experimentation - Business Weekly

UEA scientists determined to reduce animal experimentation - Business Weekly | National Centre for the 3Rs in the news | Scoop.it
UEA scientists determined to reduce animal experimentation Business Weekly The project has received £90,000 from the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) as part of a £1.26 million funding...
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New project aims to reduce animal testing for drug development - News-Medical.net

New project aims to reduce animal testing for drug development - News-Medical.net | National Centre for the 3Rs in the news | Scoop.it
New project aims to reduce animal testing for drug development News-Medical.net The project today received £90,000 from the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) as part of a £1.26 million...
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Article > NC3Rs labelling initiative quantifies 3Rs impact

Article > NC3Rs labelling initiative quantifies 3Rs impact | National Centre for the 3Rs in the news | Scoop.it
Launched with 2013 Research Review
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Many NC3Rs activities will only deliver national and international 3Rs benefits in the medium-to-long term since they are dependent on the acceptance and adoption of innovative new approaches by scientists, regulators and research funders. In a rapidly changing scientific landscape, predicting the potential impact of these activities at the point of awarding research funding or starting a new collaborative project is “always challenging”. By providing a best estimate early on, we not only hope to demonstrate more openly why a particular activity is important from a 3Rs perspective, but also show how our science-led activities can benefit many millions of animals globally and encourage wider uptake.

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