Undergraduate students from the University of Nottingham have been spending eight weeks in the FRAME Alternative Laboratory (FAL) to carry out a variety of projects and gain important laboratory experience.
Dr Andy Bennett, Director of the FRAME Alternatives laboratory said
Exposure of students to the use of non-animal methods early in their career is an important part […]
FRAME (Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments) is pleased to see publication of the paper Animal-friendly affinity reagents: Replacing the needless in the haystack.
The opinion paper highlights the somewhat hidden cost to animal lives in the production of animal-derived antibodies, which are used in a wide range of scientific and commercial areas. […]
“FRAME is extremely disappointed that the latest Home Office statistics on animal use in science show an increase in animal experimentation. We are deeply concerned that the use of genetically altered animals continues to increase, with 34% of experimental procedures using them and half of all procedures being done to create and breed them. These […]
Undergraduate students from Nottingham Trent University have worked on behalf of FRAME with the aim of promoting engagement with the issues affecting animal experimentation and alternatives, and exploring ways in which it can be incorporated into the secondary school curriculum.
The university students created a survey to identify what if anything is already taught, what pupils’ […]
The new issue (44.2) of FRAME’s scientific journal ATLA is out now.
The contents include:
EDITORIAL: Concerns that animal testing continues without scientific justification
Stakeholders views on the creation and use of genetically-engineered animals in research
Evaluation of an in vitro cell culture assay for the potency assessment of recombinant human erythropoietin
F.T. Machado, F.P.S. Maldaner, R.F. Perobelli, […]
The latest issue (44.1) of FRAME’s scientific journal ATLA is now available.
The contents include:
EDITORIAL: Scientific issues raised by the use of dogs as laboratory animals.
A comparative evaluation of six principal IgY antibody extraction methods.
H. Ren, W. Yang, D. Thirumalai, X. Zhang & R. Schade.
A training course on laboratory animal science: an initiative to implement […]
FRAME is seeking secondary school pupils’ views
Undergraduate students from Nottingham Trent University are working on behalf of FRAME with the aim of promoting engagement with the issues affecting animal experimentation and alternatives, and exploring ways in which it can be incorporated into the secondary school curriculum.
The university students have created a survey to identify what […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]