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Interview José Borghans: Using wildling mice to improve immunology

16 hours ago

José Borghans is professor of Quantitative Immunology at the UMC Utrecht. Working closely with colleague Kiki Tesselaar, she does fundamental research on immunological memory. Ultimately the aim is to find better treatments for chronic inflammatory diseases such as Crohn’s disease and psoriasis. In her field, animal experiments are currently impossible to get around. In this interview she talks about the route to better science using fewer animals, as well as the use of wildling mice.

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Non-Technical summaries now on ALURES

2 days ago

The Non-Technical Summaries of Dutch research with laboratory animals are no longer published on the website of the Central Committee on Animal Experiments. This has now been replaced by a joint European Union website.


Slight increase in animal experiments at Utrecht University and UMC Utrecht

1 month ago

The number of experiments conducted on animals at Utrecht University and the UMC Utrecht rose from 19,078 in 2019 to 20,433 in 2020, an increase of 1,355. This can partly be explained by a large-scale study involving zebrafish, and a smaller-scale study of COVID-19 using pets and shelter animals.