Ah, isn't that nice?
"The beauty of this is that we can assess at different time points after exposure, so not only do we get a sense of rather immediate effects, but then we can look again at longer time points.
"That kind of information just hasn't been available."
After the radiation exposure, the monkeys can look forward to a lifetime of being looked after by staff and veterinarians at McLean Hospital"
This bunch of Physicians feels a bit different
PCRM has learned that NASA is funding space radiation studies that will use live monkeys as subjects. Please contact NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden Jr., and ask him to put a stop to these cruel experiments.
The studies conducted at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York will expose squirrel monkeys to repeated doses of radiation. Radiation experiments involving nonhuman primates commonly involve restraint and other cruel procedures. Monkeys, like other primates, are highly intelligent, have strong family bonds, demonstrate empathy, and, most importantly, suffer.
Genetic, physiological, and anatomical differences between humans and monkeys dramatically limit the conclusions that can be drawn from the planned studies. Ongoing studies, including those funded by NASA, already use nonanimal methods to determine the effects of low-dose radiation on human tissues.
Those that did watch the movie Arsenal Of Hypocrisy, are aware of the dangers of nuclear material in space. If you missed it, the first time around, it is relinked above.