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FRAME Trustee Dr Richard Clothier receives international award

Richard ClothierThe Björn Ekwall Memorial Award 2010 has been awarded to Dr Richard Clothier.

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Laboratory animal welfare is included in election campaign

pollingstationFRAME has been contacting parliamentary candidates to ask them to include the question of laboratory animal welfare in their campaigns for the forthcoming election. 

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Keep your wrinkles - let thousands of animals live

PosterAnti-wrinkle treatments hurt. In fact tests on them KILL thousands of animals every year.

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Make your pledge to avoid anti-wrinkle treatments

Wrinkly manThis year for World Day for Animals in Laboratories (April 24) FRAME is asking people to pledge their support in a number of ways including promising not to have antiwrinkle treatments that use injectable botulinum toxin.

There is no excuse for animal suffering to satisfy human vanity.

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CAAT-EU Inauguration

logoChairman of FRAME trustees Prof Michael Balls will be one of the speakers at a ceremonial symposium to mark the Inauguration of the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing- Europe (CAAT-EU) on  March 30, at the University of Konstanz, Germany.

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computerIn a bid to be greener and reduce waste and costs, FRAME is sending out more information electronically.

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Non-human primate use in medical research

monkeyA new article by FRAME Science Director Nirmala Bhogal and Science Officer Michelle Hudson raises questions as to whether primate experimentation is in keeping with the current state of knowledge and the evolving healthcare market.

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New experimental design training school announced

school Reduce animal numbers & collect better data

Good planning and design can have a major impact on reducing animal usage in research programmes and on the welfare of the animals used. So FRAME runs regular training courses aimed at post graduate students to teach the principles of good experimental design and statistical analysis.

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FRAME chairman offers hope for an end to animal experiments

Michael BallsFRAME Chairman Prof Michael Balls has held out hope of an end to animal experimentation within two decades, in spite of the poor progress since legal changes in 1986.

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ATLA editorial calls for toxicology data sharing

notesMuch of the toxicology testing carried out on chemicals and pharmaceuticals has potential overlap but there is currently almost no data shared between the two industries. Recent improvements in in silico testing (computer models) could benefit both sides but there are practical, economic and ethical challenges to be overcome if a successful collaboration is to be established.

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