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  March 2006

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

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Covance Preparing to Build Testing Facility in Arizona
Covance, one of the worlds largest contract testing companies, is preparing to build a 400,000 square foot experimentation facility in Chandler, Ariz. The facility would be used for animal experiments and chemical testing. Local citizens worry that it could threaten the health of the citizens of Chandler. How to help >

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New York Schools Set to Push Cheese on Kids
As part of New York's “Ag Literacy Day,” children will be read the book Extra Cheese Please!: Mozzarella’s Journey from Cow to Pizza, which ends with a girl enjoying a slice of cheese pizza. Let New York Agriculture in the Classroom know that pushing fatty foods on already overweight children is doing them a disservice. How to help >


New Journal Article Urges Use of Animal Serum-Free Cell Culture
A paper written by PCRM scientists and doctors that appears in the March issue of Trends in Biotechnology recommends the use of animal serum-free media to grow live cells. Fetal bovine serum (FBS) is the most commonly used medium, but its use raises ethical, scientific, and safety concerns. Learn more >

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PCRM Survey Shows Many Cardiologists Not Recommending Life-Saving Diets
Doctors may not know what their patients are willing to do to improve their own health. A survey of cardiologists found that although many knew about the potential life-saving effects of low-fat vegetarian diets for their heart patients, most did not recommend them on the belief that their patients would not comply. Learn more >

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PCRM Seeks to End Animal Drug Experiments
Millions of tax dollars are spent each year on “stressing” animals, giving them drugs and alcohol, and infecting them with diseases in order to study substance abuse problems unique to the human species. Help us put an end to these unnecessary and ineffectual animal experiments. How to help >

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PCRM in the News

Neal Barnard, M.D., discusses bird flu on NPR’s Living on Earth

Dr. Barnard interviewed about diet and cancer on Illinois TV (Quicktime)


Abstract from serum-free cell culture paper by Megha Even, M.S., in Trends in Biotechnology

PCRM’s Jonathan Balcombe, Ph.D., discusses the inner life of mice in The New York Times

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette features letter about lactose intolerance by Amy Lanou, Ph.D.

USA Today publishes PCRM staff nutritionist's letter about hospital cafeterias

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