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Artificial Lymph Node: Testing human specific immune reactions

It has been stated that the “development of therapeutical [sic] monoclonal antibodies has resulted in an increased need for primates in reproductive toxicology since the immune system in macaques is much...

New Science: issue 1

New Science A new magazine exploring the latest developments in the world of research without animals. Also featuring reports on the research we are funding. If you are living in the UK or US and...

MEG and auditory processing

The potential for helping people with hearing impairments and language disorders was studied using MEG to look at auditory processing. Animal model auditory research has historically focused on single-unit...

A dynamic multi-cell type culture system as a model for Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS)

Sepsis is a life threatening illness, usually caused by the body’s response to infection. The infection can be caused by various factors, including burns, bacteria etc. A frequent consequence of sepsis...

Extending the lifespan of computer–based alternatives

Over twenty years ago, LDF began financing the development of computer programmes to replace the use of animals in higher education practicals. The physiology and pharmacology programmes developed then,...

New approaches to neuro-toxicity testing

Two research projects by teams led by Dr Michael Coleman at Aston University with LDF support, have studied new approaches to testing for human neuro toxins. Reactions in brain cells and their use in...

A tissue construct model for investigating the therapeutic effects of ultrasound on cartilage

Clinical trials show that intensity pulsed ultrasound accelerates the healing of bone fractures by 30-40%. The American Food and Drug Administration have approved the use of an ultrasonic osteogenic...

The Mind’s Eye: The present and future of Neuroscience

Neuroimaging is contributing to the detailed mapping of the human brain, providing unprecedented understanding of functioning and development of mental ill health and neurodegenerative diseases1. The neuroscience...

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