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Scientists Torture Primates, Learn Stress is Bad for You!

I found this sitting in my email inbox today. After reading this paragraph, the first thing that popped into my mind was "NO SHIT". Why, Why, WHY do we waste money and torture animals to find out things we already know that are common-fucking-sense?
SCIENTISTS REVEAL SIGNIFICANT BEHAVIORAL IMPACTS OF EARLY LIFE STRESS, THE IMPORTANTANCE OF TIMED THERAPIES TO COUNTERACT THEM

Scientists at the OHSU Oregon National Primate Research Center and the University of Pittsburgh report significant stress early in life can have varying lifelong impacts depending on the timing of the stress exposure. The research also demonstrates that the impact can become even more profound when coupled with stress in adulthood. In a related but separate study, the researchers also observed the importance of timing in initiating therapies meant to counteract the impacts of early-life stress. The research is being presented this week at the 2004 Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego.

To view the full press release, visit:
 http://www.ohsu.edu/news/2004/102404stress.html
I remember a while back... 25.Oct.2004 13:53

cynic

People were commenting that the next "research" would be pushing monkeys in front of buses to prove that stepping in front of a bus is "hazardous to human health." The truth is not so far from that fiction.

Exercise is good for; stress is bad for you. It's great to see our tax-dollars and the lives of animals put into discovering such elusive truths.


A better test subject... 25.Oct.2004 15:11

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Torture the Chimp!