Last year FRAME awarded a grant to Dr Leda Mirbahai and PhD Student Julia Constantinou to help fund research into characterising the water flea Daphnia magna as an invertebrate model for ageing research. The project involving the University of Birmingham and the University of Warwick, have recently published the article ‘Ageing differently: Sex-dependent ageing rates in Daphnia magna’ in Experimental Gerontology.
Researchers at the FRAME Alternatives Laboratory are part of a collaboration that aims to elucidate how obesity leads to accelerated muscle loss, and their findings have recently been published in Scientific Reports.
Before a drug can be used in humans, it undergoes rigorous scientific testing to ensure its safety.
The FRAME Alternatives Laboratory in Nottingham is carrying out an important study looking at the cause and prevention of Age-related Macular Degeneration.
The FRAME Alternatives Laboratory has recently worked with the Arthritis Research UK Pain Centre to study biomarkers associated with symptomatic and asymptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee.
Science student Clair Brooks chose FRAME for her three-month PhD placement after following the charity’s work for several years.
A selection of posters that show the current research projects taking place at the FRAME Alternatives Laboratory.
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 […]
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 Animal free research sheds light on the association between obesity and skeletal muscle loss Researchers at the FRAME Alternatives Laboratory […]