A day in the life of an Animal Technologist
We walk around King's College animal research facility with one of the animal technologists who in this episode shows us mice, rats, rabbits and guinea pigs.
A Caring Career
Find out more about what it takes to be an Animal Technician. The Institute of Animal Technology has produced a careers video showing real technicians talking about their rewarding career.
Procedures with Care
This website provides a series of resources to support the adoption of best practice for commonly used procedures in animal research. The focus is on rats and mice since these are the most widely used animals
Dogs in Medical Research
Research into new heart medicines is being helped by these dogs. The dogs are exercised daily and trained to work with the researchers, by jumping onto weighing scales for example. Heart function is measured using ultrasound scanning, much like the scanning used to see the developing foetus in a pregnant women
Marmosets & research into Parkinsons Disease
Geoff Butcher has Parkinson's disease. Here we hear him interview a scientist who uses Marmosets as an animal model to investigate Parkinson's disease
Mike Robbins suffers from Parkinsons Disease. He explains how a pacemaker implanted into his brain, a surgical technique called deep brain stimulation (DBS) developed using animals, can help to control his symptoms.
99% mouse 1% human - pushing the boundaries
Dr Robin Lovell-Badge, the IAT President, explains why putting human cells into an animal can be a good thing and the circumstances (according to the Academy of Medical Sciences and the public) when it would be unacceptable
Macaque Research & the MRC
In these films we look at why macaques are used in medical research, including an example of a neuroscientist who uses macaques to study how brain signals control movement, with the aim of helping paralysed people control external devices such as robotic arms or wheelchairs with their thoughts. We also look at how the animals are housed in the MRC Centre for Macaques, how their behavioural needs are met and efforts to make the transition from the centre to the research lab as stress free as possible