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Cartilage repair

In the UK, around 10,000 people a year suffer with cartilage damage significant enough to require treatment. The treatment for cartilage damage currently includes supportive braces, physiotherapy, painkillers...

Tissue banks and ethical clearance

One of the best ways to research human disease is to use human tissue and cells. This can be either in living subjects or donated tissue, which might be given after removal during surgery, if surplus to...

Human model for cancer research

In 2010, we awarded a grant to Dr Debbie Holliday and her team at the Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine to validate and test therapeutics in a novel, all human, model of breast cancer. Breast...

Expert Opinion: Paul Furlong, Professor of Clinical Neuroimaging at Aston University

Professor Paul Furlong, MPhil., PhD. and his group have published 36 high impact international peer reviewed journal articles and presented work at over 25 international neuroscience conferences during...

25 years of replacing animals in education

For a quarter of a century, the LDF has funded David Dewhurst in his work to develop and refine software packages to replace animal use on physiology and pharmacology courses. Not only does this ensure...

News in brief

Human mirror neurons recorded for first time Researchers at the Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Centre in the US have recorded the neurons in the brain that fire when we perform an action, or see others doing...

Survey on animal use and alternatives in higher education in Europe

For almost thirty years, the LDF has supported and promoted the replacement of the use of animals in life science education. We believe that in order to change the culture of animal use in industry, science...

Human brain studies

Primates are frequently used in brain research and they suffer enormously. There are also fundamental differences between species, so adoption of new techniques in neuroscience is vital. For a decade,...

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