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FRAME Training School 2016 announced

Details of the next FRAME Training School in experimental design and statistical analysis have been released.  It will be held in Voss, Norway from 1-3 February, 2016. When scientists carry out experiments it is vitally important they are well designed,otherwise they may waste resources or give the wrong answers. This is especially serious if animals are [...]

September 15th, 2015|News, Press|Comments Off on FRAME Training School 2016 announced

FRAME response to call for tighter animal research reporting rules in the US

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is looking at potential changes to the statistics reporting requirements for American laboratories, following a petition by the country’s National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS). FRAME has been asked to provide information to support a response to the proposals by the Philadelphia-based Alternatives Research and Development Foundation (ARDF). The current requirements [...]

August 25th, 2015|News, Press|Comments Off on FRAME response to call for tighter animal research reporting rules in the US

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 strategic priorities. They were: advance the use of the ThreeRs within the UK; use international leadership to influence the uptake [...]

March 26th, 2015|Press, Rightbox|Comments Off on Home Office Three Rs progress report

2000s – Human Genome Project successfully maps human DNA

In June 2006 it was announced that the first working draft of the full human DNA sequence had been released by the Human Genome Project. In the years following researchers all over the world have used this resource to gain insight into a number of fields while reducing the need for animal testing. By studying [...]

May 27th, 2014|Timeline, TL_Alternatives|Comments Off on 2000s – Human Genome Project successfully maps human DNA

1991 – LD50 test banned

The highly controversial Median Lethal Dose Test, or LD50, was developed by J. W. Trevan in 1927 as a means to determine characteristics in acute toxicity. However, due to the necessity to terminate large numbers of test subjects as a requisite of the test it received heavy criticism. In 1991 the UK Government decided upon [...]

May 27th, 2014|Timeline, TL_legislation|Comments Off on 1991 – LD50 test banned

1907 – Harrison grows from nerve cells by ‘hanging drop’ technique

The turn of the century witnessed an influx of cell culture in experimentation. However, few of the advancements made were as pivotal as the work conducted by Ross Granville Harrison at Johns Hopkins University in 1907. To this point, in vitro work had become quite good at observing organic tissue microscopically, however, attempts to manipulate [...]

May 27th, 2014|Timeline, TL_Alternatives|Comments Off on 1907 – Harrison grows from nerve cells by ‘hanging drop’ technique

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 industry. Prior to that he had a highly successful academic career. He is recognised nationally and internationally in the field [...]

October 6th, 2014|Press, Rightbox|Comments Off on FRAME’s new Director

GM Mice

The use of genetically modified mice is increasing. This study is an investigation of the driving forces behind the rise in numbers of genetically modified (GM) mice in laboratories.  Study of trends in the use of GM mice and their efficacy as a model for human disease. Inquiry into the scope of the areas of research, the [...]

June 26th, 2014|Research|Comments Off on GM Mice