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Ultrafast West US network plan

August 4, 2015 A group of US West Coast university labs are to be linked into a new network called the Pacific Research Platform to make data sharing faster and more efficient. Read more at [...]

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 [...]

EU body publishes new testing strategy

17 July 2015 The EU Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL Ecvam), part of the Commission's Joint Research Centre, has just published a strategy calling for more integration of non-animal methods into testing. The [...]

Biocides Asia

15 July 2015 South Korea has recently issued threshold limits for a range of biocides. Its Ministry of Environment (MoE) has published a list of product safety and labelling standards for disinfectants, insect repellents and [...]

Machine-made drugs

10 July 2015. Faster routes to new drugs. Using computers to speed up the drug discovery process. More at New Scientist.

Stanford University makes stem cells available

8 July 2015. Stanford Cardiovascular Institute (SCVI) at Stanford University is offering researchers access to their growing collection of iPS cell lines as well as creating iPS cells from samples sent to them. More at [...]

NHS to trial artificial blood

6 July 2015.  The NHS has announced plans to trial artificial blood on patients by 2017 - the first such clinical trials in the world. More information at The New Scientist.

Making Science Public

3 July 2015. The latest newsletter of the Leverhulme Trust research programme, Making Science Public, is now available online at University of Nottingham.

China consulting on testing guideline revisions

3 July 2015. China has published a draft version of its revised guidance on new substance notification (Order 7) and consultations will take place until July 31.   More information at Chemical Watch

RSPCA warning: dogs die in hot cars

2 July 2015. The RSPCA has launched a campaign warning people not to leave dogs in cars because pets can die quickly, even on overcast days. Link to the RSPCA website.

New cancer drug approved

2 July 2015.  A new cancer treatment that uses the human immune system to combat tumour progress has been approved for use in the UK. More on the BBC website.