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How has medical reserach help with organ donation?

Consultant surgeon Geoff Koffman explains that while the prognosis for kidney transplant has improved rejection is still a problem. We

It’s not just medical science that owes a lot to animals

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The mouse is amazing!!

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A Tickled Rat is a Happy Rat

rats Tickling can provide social enrichment for laboratory rats, decreasing stress and improving


cbf7c8d1ee4020861f4ea25fb6a1d144 Well done to Irene who has just passed her IAT level two

£700,000 awarded for research into new treatments and improved

microscope-275984_1920 Crohn’s and Colitis UK has granted £695,304 in funding for their 2017 Research

Links to other Life Sciences and Research related websites:

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

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

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

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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