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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
FRAME has responded to recent press stories of mouse head transplants being carried out in China. The Wall Street Journal has reported that surgeon Professor Xiaoping Ren has carried out procedures on more than 1,000 mice, and […]
A university in the United Arab Emirates has introduced a human-based experiment as a way of replacing animal models of the effects of drugs on body organs. Medical students now dose themselves with coffee to […]
The discussion this week of the “Stop Vivisection” initiative has highlighted several extremely important issues.
Firstly, the high priority that needs to be given to replacement of animal experiments with scientifically valid alternatives.
Secondly, the limited relevance […]