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New Science 2012

Welcome to New Science, an annual bulletin from the Lord Dowding Fund featuring the latest updates on our projects and news from the world of animal research replacement techniques. Click here to view...

New Science: Issue 2 (2010)

Welcome to New Science, our magazine featuring the latest updates from LDF grant-holders, who are developing non-animal research methods. We have selected our key articles for you to read: just click...

Cataract lens replacement tested in fully human system

Cataracts are cloudy patches in the lens inside the eye and are the main cause of impaired vision in the world, with an estimated 30% of over 65 year olds having cataracts in one or both eyes. There...

LDF Project Report: Neurotoxicity research goes from strength to strength

As reported in the last issue of New Science, LDF is funding exciting work carried out by Professor Mike Coleman (pictured above) at Aston University. This research studies the reactions of brain cells...

LDF Project Report: Cartilage research showcased at international conference

In the last issue of New Science we highlighted the innovative research by Dr. Vehid Salih and Dr. Jamie Harle into a human, in vitro model of cartilage for testing the healing properties of ultrasound....

Questions over pain relief in experiments

A paper in the journal Laboratory Animals recently cast a shadow over the use of analgesia in laboratory situations and its appropriate use in experimental animals. The research assessed how frequently...

LDF funding EU survey of animal use in education

The latest figures from the 25 EU Member States, reporting animal use in 2005 (2004 for France), state that 198,994 animals were used for “education and training”. This is staggering in its enormity...

Progress in brain tumour project

With 25% of cancers found in the body spreading to the brain and worsening patient prognosis, it is vital to understand the mechanisms by which cancerous cells metastasise (move) into the brain, thereby...

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