FRAME response to mouse head transplant reports

FRAME has responded to recent press stories of mouse head transplants being carried out in China. The Wall Street Journal has reported that surgeon Professor Xiaoping Ren has carried out procedures on more than 1,000 mice, and […]

Students drink coffee to replace animal tests

A university in the United Arab Emirates has introduced a human-based experiment as a way of replacing animal models of the effects of drugs on body organs. Medical students now dose themselves with coffee to […]

FRAME response to EU “Stop Vivisection” initiative

The discussion this week of the “Stop Vivisection” initiative has highlighted several extremely important issues.

Firstly, the high priority that needs to be given to replacement of animal experiments with scientifically valid alternatives.
Secondly, the limited relevance […]

EU debate on animal experiments

The European Parliament has discussed the future of animal experiments, in response to a 1.2 million signature petition calling for existing laws to be scrapped. A recommendation will now be passed to the European Commission […]

First FRAME debate is a huge success

The first FRAME debate was a huge success. It brought together experts from across the fields of industry,  academia, politics, animal welfare and science promotion to discuss the proposition: Total animal replacement in human medicine […]

First FRAME debate

FRAME is holding its first ever debate tomorrow (April 23) in London, on what can be done to bring an end to animal experiments more quickly. Experts from across the fields of industry, academia, politics, […]

Home Office Three Rs progress report

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 […]

New ban on animal tests for household products

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 […]

FRAME response to ‘head transplant’ proposal

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 […]

2015 Björn Ekwall Award

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 […]

Towards a single R: Replacement

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: […]

New research casts doubt on monkeys as drug testing model

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 and paracetamol: background paper

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 […]

FRAME Annual Lecture 2014

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’s new Director

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 […]