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  November 2008 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

Debra Durham, Ph.D. Meet Debra Durham, Ph.D.: PCRM’s New Expert in Animal Trauma
In their natural habitat, chimpanzees form decades-long relationships with each other that begin in their youth. But what happens when chimpanzees are victims of captivity or experimentation and are deprived of these formative bonds? Debra Durham, Ph.D., who recently joined PCRM as a senior research scientist—and who has more than 10 years of experience working with primates—is uncovering the profound psychological effects these chimpanzees suffer. Read More >

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Sir Anthony HopkinsSir Anthony Hopkins Asks Spike TV to Donate $25,000 to The Cancer Project
Sir Anthony Hopkins has played some legendary roles, but the most important may be as a spokesperson for cancer prevention. In a sequel to his previous support for The Cancer Project, when he received the inaugural Legend Award at Spike TV’s 2008 SCREAM Awards, he made sure his appearance benefited the nonprofit organization with $25,000. Read more >

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CatCruelty-Free Army Gets Humane Seal of Approval
The giving season has started: Thanksgiving, holiday giving, end-of-year donations. If you are looking for a meaningful gift or a charity to support, the Humane Charity Seal of Approval will help you identify organizations that provide services or research without the use of animals. You’ll even find ones like the Love/Avon Army of Women that are already wrapped with ribbon—the pink ribbon of breast cancer awareness. Read more >

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Hot DogProcessed Meats Petition Urges USDA to Stop Serving Hot Dogs at School Lunches
The nation celebrated National School Lunch Week last month, but there isn’t much to celebrate about school lunches that increase the risk of cancer. In a petition for rulemaking filed October 9, The Cancer Project seeks to compel the U.S. Department of Agriculture to stop distributing processed meats to the nation’s children because these products increase the risk of cancer in adulthood. Learn more >

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Milton Mills, M.D.PCRM Preps for Diabetes Awareness Month with Today Show Appearance and Study Showing Vegan Diets Reduce Diabetes Risks
November is Diabetes Awareness Month, but at PCRM we spend every month providing education on the best way to prevent and reverse type 2 diabetes—a vegan diet. In October, PCRM released a new study showing that a vegan diet reduces heart disease risk in people with type 2 diabetes, and a Today show appearance by PCRM member Milton Mills, M.D., focused on healthy eating to prevent childhood diabetes. Read more >

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MousePCRM’s Proposal Against Animal Testing Gains International Support at European Congresses
It’s one of the most inhumane methods of animal testing. But PCRM scientists recently made good progress in promoting scientifically superior replacements for the acute inhalation test currently used to test chemical products, such as Lysol, on animals. Read more >

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