UCLA monkey researcher targeted again

A fire was set at the home of a University of California, Los Angeles, neuroscientist targeted by animal rights activists in the past. The fire was caused by a device left on the house's front porch on Tuesday (Feb. 5), FBI officials told the linkurl:__Los Angeles Times__.;http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-vandal6feb06,0,1716596.story No one was home at the time the device ignited, and no one was hurt in the fire. UCLA addiction researcher Edythe London owns the house, which was linkurl:

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Feb 5, 2008
A fire was set at the home of a University of California, Los Angeles, neuroscientist targeted by animal rights activists in the past. The fire was caused by a device left on the house's front porch on Tuesday (Feb. 5), FBI officials told the linkurl:__Los Angeles Times__.;http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-vandal6feb06,0,1716596.story No one was home at the time the device ignited, and no one was hurt in the fire. UCLA addiction researcher Edythe London owns the house, which was linkurl:flooded and vandalized;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/53812/ last October by the Animal Liberation Front (ALF). ALF has not claimed responsibility for this latest incident, but the FBI is investigating the group for its linkurl:role;http://www.animalliberationpressoffice.org/communiques/2007-10-25_uclalondon.htm in the October attack. London uses monkeys to study linkurl:nicotine addiction;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/53236/ and behavior and wrote in a November __LA Times__ op-ed piece that "nothing could be more important than solving the mysteries of addiction and learning how we can restore a person's control over his...

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