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24 - 04 - 2019

A "3Rs Research Day" in Oxford

The University of Oxford in the United Kingdom organized, on April 8th, in partnership with the National Center for the Replacement Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs), a day dedicated to advances in reduction, refinement and replacement in animal research.

 

 

 

 

The day consisted of twelve presentations, a poster exhibition and an award for the best posters.

 

The presentations focused on:

        - The modeling of cardiac function *

        - Transparency

        - The Drosophila model for cancer and diabetes

        - CRISPR in physiology

        - The NC3Rs resources

        - Combination replacement methods in reproductive toxicology (CombiDART) *

        - Protocol training in Oxford

        - Activity monitoring as a measure of well-being

        - Controlling social aggressiveness in mice *

        - The control of body temperature in the mouse during surgery

        - The obstacles to the diffusion of the 3Rs methods

        - High-throughput fish embryo tests.

 

Presentations marked with an * are detailed on the Understanding Animal Research website.

 

https://www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/study/biomedical-training-courses/oxford-3rs-research-day-2019

 

http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/advances-in-3rs/