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Survey reveals animals killed in university teaching despite available alternatives

The findings of an LDF survey of European universities reveal that thousands of animals including mice, rats, guinea pigs, frogs and dogs are being used in unnecessary university practicals every year...

New human model for cancer research unveiled

‘Providing a viable replacement for animal testing’ The LDF has teamed up with researchers at the University of Leeds to work on a ground breaking, novel, all human model of breast cancer. The...

New Aston University research centre houses only paediatric MEG scanner in Europe

A brain scanner specifically for children – one of only three in the world – forms part of pioneering new research facilities at Aston University in Birmingham. The newly opened Aston Brain Centre...

LDF attends the Aston Brain Centre grand opening

The Lord Dowding Fund was invited to the launch of the world-leading Centre of Excellence for brain development and imaging studies at the newly formed Aston Brain Centre (ABC) at Aston University. The...

Lord Dowding Fund calls for grant applications

The Lord Dowding Fund for humane research invites applications for exciting, new non-animal research projects. We are particularly interested in the following areas: Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s...

LDF urges the European Medicines Agency to prioritise non-animal testing methods

On 17th March 2011 the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) published a concept paper outlining the intention to replace their previous statement...

Twenty five years of amazing progress

The Lord Dowding Fund for Humane Research has been funding Professor David Dewhurst and his work for 25 years – an historic landmark and a testament to the commitment of the LDF. Professor Dewhurst's...

LDF funds search for brain tumour genes

Funding began in January this year, on a project which seeks to validate the possible role of a panel of genes implicated in cancer cell metastasis (spread) to the brain, using human in vitro systems....

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