In the second part in our blog series on the Three Rs, Amy Beale explains the Replacement techniques, looks at some of the history behind the concept and looks ahead to the future.
In the first instalment of a two-part blog, FRAME’s senior scientific officer Amy Beale talks about the Three Rs.
FRAME speaks out on the recent analysis by the British Medical Journal (BMJ), which cited a “systematic failure” to faithfully report the results of animal tests in order to secure funding.
FRAME (Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments) is pleased to see publication of the paper Animal-friendly affinity reagents: Replacing the needless in the haystack. The opinion paper highlights the somewhat hidden cost to animal lives in the production of animal-derived antibodies, which are used in a wide range of scientific and commercial […]
Undergraduate students from Nottingham Trent University have worked on behalf of FRAME with the aim of promoting engagement with the issues affecting animal experimentation and alternatives, and exploring ways in which it can be incorporated into the secondary school curriculum. The university students created a survey to identify what if anything is already taught, what […]
A proposal to ban the import of monkeys into Australia is being opposed by scientific associations from across the globe. The plan was put forward by a member of the Australian Greens Party as an extension of the country’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act. Now, the scientific journal Nature reports, opposition has been raised […]
Between April 2014 and March 2015, 429 patients died waiting for an organ transplant in the UK. A further 807 patients were removed from the transplant list as deteriorating health meant that an organ donation would no longer be in the patient’s best interest. The lack of donated viable organs has led researchers to try […]
FRAME carried out a review of mouse models used to study Parkinson’s disease. The findings were presented by intern Michelle Maurer from Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany. Download the slides by clicking here: Parkinsons_Mouse_Presentation Related Posts Developing an animal free liver-toxicity test using 3D printing technology Before a drug can be used in humans, it undergoes […]
Many people still seem unsure about the current situation regarding cosmetics testing in the UK. FRAME has received several inquiries from people who were given gifts at Christmas that had our logo on the packaging, and have asked if it meant the product was not tested on animals. Since early 2013 it has been illegal […]
FRAME is delighted that more and more countries are starting processes to bring an end to cosmetics testing on animals. It has been against the law to test cosmetics or their ingredients on animals in the EU since the start of 2013. Crucially, it is also illegal to market cosmetics that have undergone animal tests […]