New issue of ATLA now available

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.
M. Balls.

ARTICLES:
A comparative evaluation of six principal IgY antibody extraction methods.
H. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Response to experimental design paper

FRAME (Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments) is pleased to see publication of the paper Risk of Bias in Reports of In Vivo Research: A Focus for Improvement.

It highlights an important issue […]

FRAME President receives award

FRAME Life President Professor Michael Balls will this week receive a prestigious award in recognition of his contribution to promoting alternatives to laboratory animals.

He will receive the Björn Ekwall Memorial Award during an international workshop: […]

Prestigious prize win

PhD student Rehma Chandaria has won a prestigious writing competition while working with FRAME.  The competition was run by leading scientific research publishing group Nature. Students and early career academics were asked to write a 600 […]

Why FRAME is right to be concerned about dog use in biomedical research

Recently FRAME and the Kennel Club co-authored an open letter to The Rt Hon Greg Clark, MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in which we expressed our disappointment at the decision to […]

FRAME Training School 2016 announced

Details of the next FRAME Training School in experimental design and statistical analysis have been released.  It will be held in Voss, Norway from 1-3 February, 2016.

When scientists carry out experiments it is vitally important they […]

FRAME response to call for tighter animal research reporting rules in the US

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is looking at potential changes to the statistics reporting requirements for American laboratories, following a petition by the country’s National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS). FRAME has been asked to provide […]

FRAME and the Kennel Club ask for a U-turn on beagle breeding centre

FRAME and the Kennel Club have sent an open letter to Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government The Rt Hon Greg Clark, MP calling on him and the Government to reverse their decision […]

Home Office animal welfare stakeholder meeting

As part of its policy of collaboration with Government, industry and academia, FRAME regularly attends the Home Office Animal Welfare Stakeholder Meetings to share information and data.

At the latest meeting Home Office officials warned that […]

FRAME Debate video online

“Total animal replacement in human medicine is a realistic goal but it’s a difficult challenge and it’s going to be a long-term goal.”
That was one of the conclusions of a debate held by FRAME at […]