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August 2006

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

PCRM President Neal Barnard, M.D., discusses the diabetes study at a news conference. New Study Shows Vegan Diet Effective Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes
A new study appearing in the August issue of Diabetes Care shows that a low-fat vegan diet treats type 2 diabetes more effectively than a standard diabetes diet and may be more effective than single-agent therapy with oral diabetes drugs. The randomized controlled trial was conducted by doctors and dietitians with PCRM, the George Washington University, and the University of Toronto. Read more >

dogUniversity of Texas at San Antonio, Georgetown University End Use of Live Animal Labs
Medical education has taken a huge step forward at two major medical schools. In July, PCRM learned that The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and Georgetown University Medical Center have expanded their use of modern teaching methods and eliminated live animal labs from their entire medical curricula. Learn more >

Paul Talalay, M.D.
The Cancer Project Hosts Symposium, Capitol Hill Cooking Class
What do a charming chef from American Samoa and cancer researchers from major universities have in common? They all demonstrated to people in the Washington area ways to prevent and survive cancer when The Cancer Project held a Food for Life cooking class on Capitol Hill and a cancer research symposium in July. Read more >

miceNew Scientific Review Finds Standard Laboratory Housing to Be Inadequate
Standard laboratory housing thwarts the basic behavioral needs of rats, mice, and other rodents, inflicting physiological and psychological harm and raising serious scientific and ethical questions about using these animals in experiments, according to a scientific review by PCRM’s Jonathan Balcombe, Ph.D., in the July issue of the journal Laboratory Animals. Learn more >

Spanish Vegetarian Starter Kit Two New Publications Will Guide Healthy Eating Habits
Students, parents, and teachers will be able to start the school year off on the right foot with the release of two new PCRM nutrition publications: The Healthy School Meal Guide and the Spanish-language version of the Vegetarian Starter Kit. Read more >

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PCRM in the News

Jonathan Balcombe, Ph.D., discusses Pleasurable Kingdom on NPR’s Living on Earth

Jen Reilly, R.D., gives advice on Mariah Carey’s “purple diet” in The Washington Post 

Kristie Stoick, M.P.H., speaks about death of animals at OSU in The Lantern

A Washington Post columnist writes about PCRM’s diabetes study


The Washington Post prints a PCRM member doctor's letter about the diabetes study

Jonathan Balcombe, Ph.D., writes to The Washington Post about animal fun

Kristie Stoick, M.P.H., writes to The Columbus Dispatch about OSU’s power outage that killed hundreds of animals

The New York Times publishes Dr. Jonathan Balcombe's letter about rats

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