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, […]
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 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, […]
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 […]
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 […]