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Success for FRAME in Rome
FRAME had a hugely successful week at the the VII World Congress on Alternatives & Animal Use in the Life Sciences in Rome. WC7’s motto this year was “Calling on Science” and FRAME's status as a scientific charity placed it in an ideal position to promote its message to the organisations and companies who attended the four-day event.
Michael Balls receives special recognition award
Chairman of FRAME Trustees Michael Ball was named a Patron of Animal Welfare in the Life Sciences at a special recognition event at the 7th World Congress in Rome – one of three people to be honoured in such a way.
FRAME at WC7 in Rome
FRAME is taking part in the VII World Congress on Alternatives & Animal Use in the Life Sciences in Rome this week. (August 31 to September 4)
ECVAM is renewing its Advisory Structure
ECVAM, the European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods is renewing its Scientific Advisory Structure. An Open Call for the Expression of interest to become a member of the ECVAM Scientific Advisory Committee (ESAC) has been published.
Animals are losing out under new laws that should protect them
Too little has been done over the last 50 years to reduce the number of animals used in medical research and new legislation is unlikely to make improvements.
FRAME concerned over further increase in laboratory animal use
FRAME is disappointed to see yet another increase in the number of procedures carried out on animals in UK laboratories.
Call for limits on cosmetic use of botulinum toxin
FRAME is deeply concerned that yet another use of botulinum toxin for vanity reasons is being proposed because its production involves intense animal suffering.
FRAME's 40th birthday
FRAME celebrated its 40th anniversary with a conference at the University of Nottingham called Animal Experimentation and the Three Rs: Past, Present and Future.
Mitochondria: between life and death
FRAME attended the International Courses on Toxicology 2009 meeting in Portugal.
Genetically Modified Monkeys: Progress or a Step Too Far?
The journal Nature reports the creation of the first genetically modified (GM) primate that is able to pass that modification on to its offspring. The work, conducted in Japan, involved inserting the gene for green fluorescent protein (GFP) normally expressed in jellyfish DNA into marmoset embryos, so that after birth they glow under UV light. This result is proof of principle that genes can be successfully inserted into primates and is being heralded by some as a new era for creating more human-like primate disease models to find much needed therapies.