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Animal-Rights Extremists Target UCLA Neuroscientist

Animal-rights extremists aren't letting up in their attacks on California biomedical researchers. According to the Los Angeles Times, the FBI is investigating a firebombing that destroyed the car of a University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), neuroscientist over the weekend.

The 7 March incident involving a homemade incendiary device took place outside the faculty member's home and caused no injuries, according to FBI spokesperson Laura Eimiller. The UCLA professor, who researches treatments for schizophrenia, drug addiction, and other disorders, was not identified.

The bombing is the latest in a string of incidents at UCLA and other UC campuses dating back to 2006. Yesterday, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block issued a statement condemning the firebombing. The university, along with local and federal authorities, is offering a reward of up to $445,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for five separate attacks directed at UCLA researchers.