The number of people surviving cancer has doubled in the last 40 years, but the disease is still devastating people and their families, with 1 in 2 UK people diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and around 167,000 people dying from the disease each year.
We are pleased to publish our policy briefing, “How Human-Specific Technologies Can Transform Lives and Supercharge the Economy”. This document outlines the public health and economic opportunities offered by cutting-edge technologies and puts forward policy recommendations to the Government to ensure the UK can harness their full potential.
Together with Animal Free Research UK and celebrities Carol Royle, Lucy Watson and James Dunmore, Ruth Jones MP will host an event in Parliament today (24 May) to call on the government to accelerate the uptake of human-specific technologies in medical research.
Developing and refining human-relevant tools to study disease, including lung organoids to study viral diseases and gut organoids to study microbiome-associated diseases.
Liver injury is a common side effect of taking medicinal drugs. Known as drug-induced liver injury, or ‘DILI’, it is a stark example of where we could better protect patients by using human-focused tools that effectively predict these harmful side effects.
For the second year running, The Pioneer Award recognises and celebrates the achievements of trailblazing scientists who conduct medical research without using animals.