When 57-year-old American David Bennett received a genetically modified pig’s heart, many believed the world-first transplant procedure threw a lifeline to the millions suffering or likely to suffer serious heart disease.
Animal Free Research UK funded scientists Professor Lorna Harries and Summer School protégé Merlin Davies from our ARC 2.0 at Exeter University explain how they created a PCR test that identifies if someone is still infectious with the disease.
Animal Free Research UK Patron, actress and celebrated animal welfare campaigner Joanna Lumley, has been made a Dame in the 2022 New Year Honours list for her services to drama, entertainment and charitable causes.
The decision to move the annual event – which was due to take place next week at Birmingham’s Millennium Point – was made after consultation with delegates about the uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 Omnicom variant.
Dr Ingber – who helped create organ-on-a-chip technology that has advanced medical research – will receive the specially commissioned accolade during Animal Free Research UK’s international Science Conference in Birmingham next month, December 14-15th, and will give a keynote speech.
A champion of non-animal test methods in toxicity and safety testing, he takes up the voluntary role with immediate effect, and will offer his decades of experience direct to the charity’s CEO Carla Owen and Science Director Dr Jarrod Bailey.