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FRAME response to animal-friendly antibody production paper

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. […]

July 21st, 2016|News, Press|Comments Off

FRAME response to Home Office statistics on laboratory animal use 2015

“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 […]

July 20th, 2016|News, Press|Comments Off

Latest issue of ATLA now available

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
M. Balls.

ARTICLES:
Stakeholders views on the creation and use of genetically-engineered animals in research
E.H. Ormandy.

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, […]

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

FRAME schools project

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