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Solitary confinement: Bad for chimps, OK for humans?new

A very popular bill now moving through Congress bans solitary confinement for chimpanzees and other great apes. But what about people?
Portland Phoenix  |  Lance Tapley  |  08-24-2012  |  Crime & Justice

Critics say NASA is Taking a Giant Leap Backwards By Irradiating Monkeys in Space-Travel Testsnew

Eighteen monkeys sit in cages at the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory, where they will be injected with gamma radiation by scientists who contend that the results can be correlated to humans facing long outer space flights through fields of intense cosmic radiation.
Pasadena Weekly  |  Michael Collins  |  03-01-2010  |  Animal Issues

A Peek Inside Boston's So-Called Monkey Collegenew

At Helping Hands, a one-of-a-kind nonprofit school celebrating its 30th anniversary, monkeys train for two to four years before being matched with people nationwide who've experienced spinal-cord injuries or suffer from muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease.
Boston Phoenix  |  Mike Miliard  |  10-22-2009  |  Culture

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