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About Anne Jeffery

Anne Jeffery is FRAME's Communications Manager.

Human-based cancer research

A team of scientists from the UK and USA have announced a potential new treatment for cancer, based on the body’s own immune reaction to tumour cells. FRAME has welcomed the news because the research is based on human cell responses in actual patients, rather than using animal models.

FRAME believes this kind of human-based research, […]

March 4th, 2016|Press|Comments Off

Wild-caught monkeys: Australian campaign

A proposal to ban the import of monkeys into Australia is being opposed by scientific associations from across the globe.

The plan was put forward by a member of the Australian Greens Party as an extension of the country’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.

Now, the scientific journal Nature reports, opposition has been raised by several […]

February 25th, 2016|News, Press|Comments Off

Xenotransplantation survey

Between April 2014 and March 2015, 429 patients died waiting for an organ
transplant in the UK. A further 807 patients were removed from the transplant
list as deteriorating health meant that an organ donation would no longer be in the
patient’s best interest.

The lack of donated viable organs has led researchers to try to discover new methods […]

February 19th, 2016|Research|Comments Off

FRAME response to French drug trial incident

Statement from the FRAME Trustees: The catastrophic adverse effects reported last week in a clinical trial undertaken in France were unexpected and extremely surprising. One of six people treated with repeated doses of a new investigational drug in a Phase I clinical trial was initially left brain dead and then died, four others had severe […]

January 19th, 2016|News|Comments Off

Transgenic mouse models for α-synuclein effects in Parkinson’s disease

FRAME carried out a review of mouse models used to study Parkinson’s disease. The findings were presented by intern Michelle Maurer from Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany.

Download the slides by clicking here: Parkinsons_Mouse_Presentation

January 18th, 2016|Research|Comments Off

Do e-cigarettes pose a risk to human health?

FRAME is concerned that health claims are being made about e-cigarettes without the benefit of accurate data. In the latest issue of FRAME’s scientific journal ATLA, Dr Robert Combes and Professor Michael Balls look at statements made by Public Health England (PHE) regarding the potential harm from e-cigarettes, compared with smoking tobacco products.

PHE has stated […]

January 13th, 2016|News|Comments Off

Cosmetics testing and the FRAME logo

Many people still seem unsure about the current situation regarding cosmetics testing in the UK. FRAME has received several inquiries from people who were given gifts at Christmas that had our logo on the packaging, and have asked if it meant the product was not tested on animals.

Since early 2013 it has been illegal to […]

January 4th, 2016|News, Press|Comments Off

Using non‐animal methods to avoid human adverse drug reactions

FRAME Scientific Director Dr Gerry Kenna gave a lecture at the Dr Hadwen Trust Animal Replacement Science Conference.  His topic was Using non‐animal methods to predict and avoid human adverse drug reactions.

Download the slides by clicking here:  Adverse Drug Reactions.

December 14th, 2015|Press, Research|Comments Off

Don’t dismiss gene editing too quickly, FRAME says

There is growing opposition to genetic modification of human embryos but FRAME believes the technology should not be dismissed without careful consideration.

“This kind of procedure could have the potential to fix many human health problems, although there are serious ethical concerns to take into account” said Scientific Director Dr Gerry Kenna.

Supporters of genetic modification believe […]

December 4th, 2015|News|Comments Off

ATLA publishes celebration of initiatives to end animal testing

The work of scientists and campaigners from around the world to end animal testing is being celebrated in a special issue of FRAME’s peer-reviewed journal ATLA (Alternatives to Laboratory Animals) Journal.

Produced each year in collaboration with the Lush Prize, the largest annual prize fund rewarding initiatives to end animal testing for toxicology research, the special […]

November 19th, 2015|News, Press|Comments Off