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 July 2010 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

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Don't Nuke the Monkeys‘Don’t Nuke the Monkeys’: Billboards, Ads, Demonstration Target Cruel NASA Experiments
“Belmont, we have a problem: Don’t nuke the monkeys.” Billboards and train station ads bearing that message alerted commuters in Belmont, Mass., to controversial radiation experiments taking place in their town. PCRM placed the pleas near Belmont’s McLean Hospital, the planned site of NASA-funded space radiation experiments on live squirrel monkeys. See the Billboard >


Bob Harper for Healthy School Lunches

Bob Harper of The Biggest Loser Asks Congress to Pass Healthy School Meals Act
Bob Harper, fitness and nutrition trainer on NBC’s The Biggest Loser, has helped millions of viewers understand how what they eat affects their weight. Now, he’s taking that message to Capitol Hill. Harper recently left a phone message for members of Congress asking them to support the Healthy School Meals Act, H.R. 4870. Listen to Harper's Message >


Pig Saved in TennesseeVictory! Pigs Saved in Tennessee
PCRM helped end the use of live pigs in a surgery lab at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis in 2008. The pigs were initially replaced with student rotations in an area hospital before the school purchased two TraumaMan System simulators. Last month, after PCRM filed a federal complaint, the university confirmed that it has also stopped using live pigs and is using those same simulators in its trauma training course—an example Tulane University should follow. Tulane Still Killing Pigs >

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cancerous grilled meat Cancer at Your Cookout: The Five Most Dangerous Foods to Grill
Chicken grilled for just six minutes can contain dangerous levels of a carcinogenic compound. That puts barbecue chicken at the top of a new list of the five worst foods to grill. Based on analysis by dietitians with the Cancer Project, a PCRM affiliate, the list highlights the risk of cancer-causing chemicals produced by high heat in many commonly barbecued meats. Watch Grilling Video >


labPhysicians and Scientists Form New Scientific Society to Promote Nonanimal Testing
PCRM and the Institute for In Vitro Sciences Inc., in Gaithersburg, Md., have formed a new scientific society to promote the research, development, and routine use of nonanimal toxicological testing methods. The American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology is the first scientific society in North America devoted to such a mission. New Website >

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The Power Plate Proposed Dietary Guidelines Highlight Benefits of Vegetarian Diets
PCRM’s Power Plate and 21-Day Vegan Kickstart have helped more than 65,000 people experience the benefits of plant-based diets. Recent findings of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee also highlight the value of vegetarian diets. The committee’s proposed revised guidelines underscore the scientific evidence that plant-based diets are a powerful way to prevent obesity, diabetes, and cholesterol problems. 21-Day Kickstart >

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Animals, Research, and Alternatives Of Mice and Men: Animals, Research, and Alternatives Conference Examines Relationship
Mice, like humans, express pain through facial expressions, according to recent study. In the experiments, mice were harmed to inflict pain. Sadly, the number of mice used in animal experimentation like this is increasing, rather than decreasing. But next month, PCRM’s Animals, Research, and Alternatives conference will bring together experts to discuss alternatives to the use of animals in research. Dolphin and Whale Researcher >


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Time Magazine prints letter by PCRM director of nutrition education Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., on KFC's Double Down

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Virginia newspaper prints letter by Cancer Project dietitian Joseph Gonzales, R.D., on Dennis Hopper’s death



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