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  May 2008 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

rabbit Washington Post Exposes Government Failure to Replace Animal Testing; PCRM Scientists Quoted
It isn’t often that the controversy over animal testing makes the cover of a U.S. newspaper. But last month, The Washington Post gave front-page placement to a lengthy exposé of a U.S. government panel that has failed miserably at doing its job: reducing and replacing the use of animals in safety testing. Read More >

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milk_adNew Scientific Review Shows Milk Does Not Aid in Weight Loss
Milk-mustache ads featuring top celebrities claiming that milk helps them stay slim are ubiquitous in U.S. magazines, despite an ongoing controversy over the campaign’s scientific validity. But a comprehensive new review paper published this month in Nutrition Reviews shows just how little science is behind the ads. Read more >

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pigBrody School of Medicine Ends Its Live Animal Labs
Live animal labs are quickly becoming a thing of the past. On March 31, PCRM received a letter from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University stating that the use of live animals will be eliminated from the medical school’s curriculum effective July 1, 2008. Read more >

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Susan_LevinPCRM Cooks on Capitol Hill
Eating healthfully has never been easier. Anyone—even busy Capitol Hill staffers—can learn to make nutritious, low-fat recipes in a snap. That’s why PCRM dietitian Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., and certified health counselor Jill Eckart, C.H.H.C., traveled to the Capitol in March to present “In the Kitchen on the Hill,” a special one-hour cooking demonstration for congressional staffers looking to improve their health. Learn more >

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wheelchairCure for Spinal Cord Injury Hampered by Animal Models
Christopher Reeve’s tragic accident in 1995, which left him paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life, highlighted the desperate need for a cure for spinal cord injury. But a new study reveals that scientists may be significantly sidetracked by their reliance on animal experiments. Read more >

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