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A literary review has revealed that a majority of rabies experts believe vaccine tests rely too heavily on animal tests. In spite of availability of alternatives and regulatory requirements, their use in industry lags behind. [...]
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 [...]
27 July 2015 Scientists in Leicester are tackling two of the most critical questions to ageing – why do some people stay healthy in older age while others succumb to chronic disease, and what can [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
14 July 2015 Times Higher Education takes a look at how public engagement affects academic careers in the UK and US and finds worrying trends on both sides of the Atlantic. More here.
10 July 2015. Faster routes to new drugs. Using computers to speed up the drug discovery process. More at New Scientist.
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 [...]
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.
3 July 2015. The latest newsletter of the Leverhulme Trust research programme, Making Science Public, is now available online at University of Nottingham.
Different immune cells regulate pain sensitisation in male and female mice, according to new research carried out at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, USA. Nature Neuroscience
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
South Korean and Chinese scientists make ‘double-muscled’ pigs by editing a single gene. Nature news online.
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.
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.