Case studies

Using tags to reduce the number of animals needed for research

A new animal tagging system could reduce the number of animals needed in research.
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Nigel Taylor - University vet

Nigel Taylor is University of Exeter's Named Veterinary Surgeon. Find out what his job involves, and learn about his background and qualifications.
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Investigating avian malaria infection rates

Research identifying how avian malaria's infection rates change aims to identify malaria species and determine malaria infection rates.
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How animals co-operate with group members

Our researchers have been looking at how, and why, non-kin cooperation has evolved when cooperative individuals can be exploited by cheats
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How vaccines affect the immune system

Research into vaccinations for flu and dengue fever is helping us understand how vaccines work and how to improve them.
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The effects of chemicals discharged into the environment

What effects are chemicals and drugs discharged into the environment having on fish health and what is the potential effect for human-health?
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Informing basking shark conservation efforts

A research project to tag basking sharks is informing efforts to help UK basking shark populations recover after they became endangered.
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Reducing the number of animals needed for research

Research looking at enrichment laboratory zebrafish tanks is aiming to reduce the number of fish needed in research and refine animal welfare processes.
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