Animal research

Woods Learning Center students present animal research projects [PHOTOS]

NCSD via Facebook CASPER, Wyo. – The Natrona County School District shared an article from the Woods Learning Center on Facebook about student presentations on animal research on Wednesday, May 15. “Students at the Woods Learning Center recently put their exceptional public speaking skills to use by presenting their animal research projects to an audience […]

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Animal research offers a remarkable return on investment

According to a recent Pew Research Center surveyAmericans are strongly divided on the use of animals in health research. At a time when there is no shortage of topics where an almost equal number of Americans hold opposing views, this news probably comes as no surprise. Nonetheless, the divided opinions on this particular issue should […]

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is it a necessary evil?

Every year millions of animals are used in scientific research across the UK. Statistics suggest that nearly four million scientific procedures were performed on animals in 2016 alone. The majority of these involved mice (73%), followed by fish (14%), rats (6% ) and birds (4%). The remaining proportion was made up of other species including […]

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How to Explain Animal Research on Your Institution’s Website – Let’s Talk Research

Exactly three years ago, Speaking of Research published a page listing one hundred statements on animal research from research institutions, universities, medical research charities, pharmaceutical companies, scientific societies, and more. . After a year of developing this list, we have introduced a rating system that allows organizations to know the quality of their declaration. We […]

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Love your dog, support animal research

Photo: iStock/Getty Images Dog owners will soon be able to add years to the life of their pets, thanks to an experimental anti-aging pill. In tests with mice, the drug, rapamycin, has been shown to extend lifespan by up to 60%. Now scientists at the University of Washington’s Dog Aging Project are studying whether it […]

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UK Animal Research Regulations – Speaking of Research

OverviewStoryLicensesAdditional checksOther relevant regulations Overview of animal research regulations in the UK The UK has some of the strictest animal research regulations in the world, guided by the Animals Act 1986 (Scientific Procedures) (A SPA). Research on great apes (orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos) was banned in 1986 and animal testing for cosmetics or their […]

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‘Without anesthesia’ – reading animal statistics :: Understanding animal research

Each year the Home Office publishes annual statistics on the number of animals used in scientific research in the UK, together with detailed information on the types of animals used and the areas of research in which they are used. Many changes have been made between the releases of the 2013 and 2014 annual statistics […]

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Animal research at the ICR

We use animal studies alongside many other experimental approaches and they are essential to paint a complete picture of cancer biology. Our animal research has helped advance cancer treatments that today benefit people with cancer everywhere. Find out how our research using animals has helped advance cancer treatments that today benefit people with cancer everywhere. […]