Dr Hadwen-funded projects eliminate animal testing
Dr Hadwen Trust for Humane Research
This year, the Dr Hadwen Trust will fund medical-research projects in areas such as epilepsy, bone disease in childhood leukaemia, brain cell imaging, nanotoxicity testing and abdominal pain studies.
Through its work, the Dr Hadwen Trust is funding projects that develop more human relevant approaches using modern methods and replace the need for animal experiments.
This year's grants include: epilepsy - Newcastle University, 2010 - 2012; bone disease - Cardiff University, 2010 - 2012; brain-cell imaging - Birmingham University, 2010 - 2013; nanotoxicity testing - Nottingham University, 2010 - 2012; and abdominal-pain studies - Barts and Queen Mary's, University of London, 2010 - 2013.
Scientists are increasingly interested in using and developing techniques to advance medical research without the use of animals, according to the Dr Hadwen Trust for Humane Research (DHT).
The Dr Hadwen Trust is inviting grant applications for proposals to develop, validate or implement non-animal methods that contribute to the replacement of animal experiments in medical research.
The Dr Hadwen Trust for Humane Research has called for an 'alternatives revolution' to speed up the development of research techniques to replace animals in medical research and testing.
22 July 2009 - The Dr Hadwen Trust for Humane Research has reacted to Home Office statistics that reveal that Britain’s animal experiments have reached a 17-year high.
The Dr Hadwen Trust for Humane Research has criticised members of the European Parliament's Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) Committee for their views on lab animal welfare proposals.