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About Anne Jeffery

Anne Jeffery is FRAME's Communications Manager.

FRAME response to ‘head transplant’ proposal

Researchers have announced that it might be possible to transplant a human head onto a donor body within two years – but FRAME is concerned about the ethical and scientific questions surrounding the project.

FRAME Scientific Director Dr Gerry Kenna said: “At first glance, the proposal to transplant a human head to a different body has […]

February 27th, 2015|Press, Rightbox|Comments Off

New skin model

It is well known that lipids (fatty substances) can have a positive effect on skin. A new project at the FRAME laboratory will enable close investigation of how lipids are absorbed to create those effects. The project will involve building three-dimensional models from keratinocytes, fibroblasts, melanocytes and immune cells. They will be isolated directly from […]

February 27th, 2015|Research|Comments Off

2015 Björn Ekwall Award

FRAME Life President and editor of its journal ATLA, Professor Michael Balls, has been chosen to receive the 2015 Björn Ekwall Memorial Award.

The Award honours the memory of Swedish researcher Björn Ekwall (pictured) by recognising scientists who have substantially contributed to the field of animal-free safety testing , for example by developing new in vitro […]

February 25th, 2015|News, Press|Comments Off

Towards a single R: Replacement

Among the keynote speakers at the International Conference of Alternatives to Animal Experimentation in Portugal in May will be independent drug development consultant Dr Robert Coleman whose talk will be : Humanising drug safety testing: a pragmatic validation study.

Dr Coleman published a paper in the latest issue of FRAME’s scientific journal ATLA (Alternatives to Laboratory […]

February 5th, 2015|Press, Rightbox|Comments Off

New FRAME Training School date announced

When scientists carry out experiments it is vitally important they are well designed, otherwise they may waste resources or give the wrong answers. This is especially serious when animals are used.

Good planning and design can have a major impact on reducing animal usage in research programmes and the the welfare of the animals used.

FRAME promotes […]

January 21st, 2015|News|Comments Off

1994 Visible Human Project

The Visible Human Project is a collection of medical images which together offer a detailed, three-dimensional representation of normal male and female human bodies. It was created using two donated cadavers that have been preserved, scanned and sectioned, then recorded using transverse CT, MR and cryosection images.

It has been carried out by the US National […]

December 5th, 2014|Timeline|Comments Off

1993 – First World Congress

The first World Congress on Alternatives & Animal Use in the Life Sciences was held in Baltimore, Maryland, sponsored by CAAT (The Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing) It remains the primary international scientific conference series dedicated to the 3Rs.

Further Congress meetings were held approximately every two years in  Utrecht, Netherlands;  Rome, Italy; Berlin, […]

June 19th, 2014|Timeline, TL_Social|Comments Off

1986 – EU Directive 86/609

EU Directive 86/609 for the protection of animals used for experimentation and other scientific purposes introduced. It included the rule : “An experiment shall not be performed if another scientifically satisfactory method of obtaining the result sought, not entailing the use of an animal, is reasonably and practicably available”.

June 19th, 2014|Timeline, TL_legislation|Comments Off

1981 – CAAT founded

In 1981 the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland founded its Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) as part of the University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Its aim is to promote humane science by supporting the creation, development, validation, and use of alternatives to animals in research, product safety testing, and education. We seek […]

June 19th, 2014|Timeline, TL_Social|Comments Off

1951 – HeLa cells

In 1951, the first human immortal cell line, HeLa, was established and successfully grown in vitro (1). The cells had been isolated from the cervical cancer of a patient called Henrietta Lacks. Up until that point, cells could be maintained in in vitro culture only temporarily. An immortal cell line allowed scientists to perform experiments […]

November 28th, 2014|Timeline|Comments Off