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04:07:01 pm, by Tom, 363 words, 7911 views
No more threats, no more fear, animal research is finally here!
The Oxford Biomedical Facility is finally complete after five bumpy years. Despite violence, arson, threats, intimidation and harassment, Oxford University has pulled through with its new animal research facility. This lab is setting a new "Gold Standard" in animal welfare, one that will meet and exceed the standards set by the Home Office regulations. The past five years have also witnessed increased understanding of the need for well regulated animal research, and we are honoured to have played our part in enabling the students and residents of Oxford to show their support for the new biomedical facility
The life-saving research that can now go ahead in the lab will include work on cancer, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, HIV, muscular dystrophy, motor neurone disease, epilepsy, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. The lab will be using state of the art equipment to help further the 3Rs - Refinement, Replacement and Reduction.
Here's what Oxford University has to say about the 3Rs:
The lab will contain 98% rodents, mainly transgenic mice, with non-human primates accounting for less than 0.5% of the animals in the lab.
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