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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 […]

March 16th, 2016|News, Press|Comments Off

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

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

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

Cosmetics testing: the animal ban spreads

FRAME is delighted that more and more countries are starting processes to bring an end to cosmetics testing on animals. It has been against the law to test cosmetics or their ingredients on animals in the EU since the start of 2013. Crucially, it is also illegal to market cosmetics that have undergone animal tests […]

November 13th, 2015|News, PositionStatement, Press|Comments Off

Travel bursary for FRAME Training School

FRAME is pleased to announce the availability of three travel bursaries for participants in its next Training School in Experimental Design and Statistics. The grants have been made available by ecopa, the European consensus-platform for alternatives.

The bursaries are worth up to 600€ (about £425) and are aimed to help young scientists attend who might not otherwise be […]

November 4th, 2015|News, Press|Comments Off

Home Office statistics on laboratory animal use

FRAME is delighted that changes in the reported statistics of laboratory animal procedures in Great Britain will enable better understanding of exactly how animals are used in bioscience research. Greater detail will allow better planning to reduce reliance on inadequate animal-based models and help bring about introduction of more-relevant, human-based replacements.

Scientists in the UK who […]

October 22nd, 2015|News, Press|Comments Off

Registrations close soon for training schools

There are still a few places left on the next FRAME Training School in Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis. The school will be held in Voss, Norway, in February, 2016. Closing date for applications is November 15.

The schools are aimed at young scientists who use animals in their research. Scientists do not always receive adequate […]

October 15th, 2015|Press|Comments Off