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Here's a short listing of advances without animals, provided by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

    Discovery of the relationship between cholesterol and heart disease, the number one cause of death for Americans

    Discovery of the relationship between smoking and cancer and nutrition and cancer, the number two cause of death for Americans

    Discovery of the relationship between hypertension and stroke the number three cause of death for Americans

    Discovery of the causes of trauma, the number four cause of death in the United States, and the measures to prevent it

    Elucidation of the causes of many forms of respiratory disease, American's number five cause of death

    Isolation of the AIDS virus

    Discovery of the mechanism of AIDS transmission

    Discovery of penicillin and its curative effect on various diseases

    Development of x-rays

    Development of anti-depressant and anti-psychotic drugs

    Development of vaccine against yellow fever

    Discovery of the relationship between chemical exposures and birth defects

    Discovery of human blood groups

    Discovery of the mechanism of protein chemistry in cells, including nucleic substances

    Development of hormonal treatment for cancer in the prostate and breast

    Discovery of the chemical and physiological visual process in the eye

    Interpretation of the genetic code and its function in protein synthesis

    Discovery of the mechanism and action of hormones

    Understanding of cholesterol biochemistry and familial hypercholesterolemia

    Production of Humulin, a synthetic copy of human insulin which causes few allergic reactions.

    Understanding of human anatomy and physiology.

 

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