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Are laboratory animals still the best model to use for biomedical research?

new-technology-may-obviate-need-animal-testing A big data study conducted by global information analytics business, Elsevier, compared
06/06/2018

World MS day

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is caused by the destruction of oligodendrocytes, which
30/05/2018

Breakthrough breast cancer drug Herceptin cures disease ‘twice as quick’ as previously thought

  pink-ribbon-1751875_1280 Herceptin - a humanised mouse antibody used to treat breast cancer -
24/05/2018

Artificial intelligence can be weapon in cancer fight.

The NHS and technology companies should use AI as a "new weapon" in research, the PM will urge in a
21/05/2018

38th Anniversary of Smallpox Eradication

syringe-1884779_1920 May 8th marks the 38th anniversary of smallpox eradication! A serious and highly
15/05/2018

Do we still need to use animals for medical research?

There has been some debate over the year weather we should continue to use animals for medical research.  There has
09/05/2018
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Links to other Life Sciences and Research related websites:


Understanding Animal Research
Dedicated to explaining the role of animals in medical and scientific research.

Gov.uk Guidance
UK Government information detailing the law on scientific research and testing involving animals.

Cancer Research UK
Registered charity funding research into finding cures and kinder treatments for Cancer.

Laboratory Animal Science Association
Supporting 50 years of progress in laboratory animal science and welfare. Promotes Concordat on openness for laboratory animal science.

FELASA
Represents common interests in the furtherance of all aspects of laboratory animal science (LAS) in Europe and beyond.


Prospects.ac.uk
Job profile for an animal technician.

Institute of Animal Technology
Founded in 1950, the IAT is the foremost professional body in the field of Animal Technology.

Speaking of Research
Speaking of Research aims to explain the important role of animals in research.

AAALAC
A non-profit organisation that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs.

NC3RS
UK’s national organisation which leads the discovery and application of new technologies and approaches to replace, reduce and refine the use of animals for scientific purposes.

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