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Changing the debate on animal research

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Animal research has long been a controversial issue: the debate is emotive and highly divisive, yet it has done little to capture the public imagination in the way that other social justice movements, such as Climate Change and #MeToo, have managed to achieve.

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Alex Mayer MEP supports animal free brain tumour research

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East of England MEP, Alex Mayer, is backing our bid to raise £50,000 to help beat brain tumours without animal suffering.

Alex Mayer MEP brain tumour research Animal Free Research UK

With your help, we’re funding Professor Geoff Pilkington’s ground-breaking brain tumour research at the University of Portsmouth.  Brain tumours are particularly difficult to treat as the brain is protected by the blood-brain barrier which importantly prevents toxins from getting into the brain.

Professor Pilkington’s all-human model – the first of its kind – allows his team to investigate how to pass drugs through this barrier to successfully treat brain tumours.

Alex Mayer MEP said, “I’m proud to support Animal Free Research UK – because it really is win-win.  Portsmouth University’s research into brain tumours is not only helping save animals from the horror of experiments, it’s also giving a real lifeline of hope to families watching their loved ones suffer the debilitating effects of brain disease.”

Thanks to the generous support of compassionate people like you, we’ve already raised over £100,000 to fund this research.  But we urgently need to raise a further £50,000 so that Professor Pilkington can continue his pioneering research. 

Just £25 could buy a fluorescent dye kit to track drug delivery across the team’s unique all-human blood-brain barrier model – helping to find more effective treatments for children and adults with brain tumours and to save countless animals’ lives.

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