Latest news on animal research at the University.
University leads sector on animal research openness
The University has received a Leader in Openness Award in recognition of its sector-leading efforts to improve transparency around the use of animals in research.
Body-on-a-chip research aims to reduce animal use in drug screening
Researchers have received funding for a PhD student to take forward a project aimed at developing a new tool that can quickly screen experimental drug compounds in the early stages of drug development.
TB insights may help breed healthier African cattle
Genetic discovery could help develop cattle with resistance to bovine tuberculosis.
Gene-editing tool to speed disease studies in fish
Fast, simple method efficiently edits the genetic makeup of cells of important aquaculture species.
Cattle gene-edited to carry donor sperm
Scientists have discovered how to make male pigs, goats and cattle that can produce sperm containing the DNA of donor animals.
Surrogacy method to aid welfare in poultry research
Frozen reproductive cells hatched by surrogate hens will support the formation of a chicken biobank for breeds of chicken used in research.
Stem cell study could curb need for animal tissue
Insights into pig blood cell development could help limit the use of animals for research.
Study reveals how animals adapt to seasons
Scientists have discovered how a biological switch helps animals make the seasonal changes crucial for survival, such as growing a warm winter coat and adjusting body temperatures.
Cancer study shows cause of complex mutations
Fresh insights into why some harmful substances are so efficient at causing cancer could aid the quest for better treatments.
Clues to ageing in map of brain cell links
Striking images of some five billion brain cell connections have been created by scientists, mapping a lifetime’s changes across the brain in minute detail.