The Home Office has issued a progress report on what it is doing to reduce the use of animals in scientific research. The department set out plans in a document last February, which included three […]
The Home Office is to introduce a ban on testing household products on animals with effect from October. The move follows a detailed consultation about the impact such a ban would have on industry […]
Researchers have announced that it might be possible to transplant a human head onto a donor body within two years – but FRAME is concerned about the ethical and scientific questions surrounding the project.
FRAME Scientific […]
FRAME Life President and editor of its journal ATLA, Professor Michael Balls, has been chosen to receive the 2015 Björn Ekwall Memorial Award.
The Award honours the memory of Swedish researcher Björn Ekwall (pictured) by recognising […]
Among the keynote speakers at the International Conference of Alternatives to Animal Experimentation in Portugal in May will be independent drug development consultant Dr Robert Coleman whose talk will be : Humanising drug safety testing: […]
FRAME is calling for increased investment in cell-based and computer methods of drug testing following new research that demonstrates serious flaws in an animal model.
Cynomolgus monkeys are considered a valuable species for drug testing because […]
Cynomolgus monkeys are resistant to drug induced liver injury caused by paracetamol
by Dr Gerry Kenna
FRAME Scientific Director
Prior to their registration for use in humans, all new drugs are subjected to a large battery of safety […]
The latest FRAME Annual Lecture was a huge success and sparked an in-depth debate on the future of drug development and testing.
Speaker Dr Malcolm Skingle, Director of Academic Liaison at Glaxo Smith Kline, discussed using […]
FRAME has appointed a new Director to oversee its research programme at the Nottingham office. Dr Gerry Kenna is a drug safety scientist with extensive industrial safety assessment experience, including 11 years in the pharmaceutical […]
The RSPCA has drawn up a plan that aims to end severe suffering for animals used in research and testing. The road-map has been released in response to changes in EU and UK legislation and […]
An abridged version of the book that first set out the Three Rs principles of alternatives to animal experimentation has been translated into Chinese, and will be distributed to libraries and universities throughout China.
China has […]
FRAME is calling for more collaboration between alternatives organisations, government and the pharmaceutical industry following publication of a new investigation of preclinical drugs trials using laboratory animals.
Scientific papers covering more than 2,300 substances tested on rats, […]
A further increase in the use of genetically altered (GA) animals in laboratories flouts EU regulations and is in direct opposition to the UK Government’s pledge to reduce the numbers involved. If the Government is going […]