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Nicotine Addiction
2012-06-28 05:41:35

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com 20 percent. This is the number of adults who smoke, according to the Weill Cornell Medical Center. Smoking can cause health problems and is related to many diseases, and these illnesses cause one out of five deaths in the U.S. With these alarming statistics, much research has been done on how to help smokers quit, notably how to help them deal with nicotine — the element that keeps smokers addicted. Notably, researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College...

2012-05-31 01:24:04

TAU researcher develops new antibodies to target and destroy cancer cells Because cancer cells grow very quickly, chemotherapy is designed to target cells whose numbers grow rapidly. But this treatment comes with a heavy price – many healthy cells essential for body functions are also targeted and killed by the toxin. This dangerous side-effect has prompted researchers to seek better and more selective ways to kill cancer cells inside the body. Prof. Daniel Wreschner of Tel Aviv...

Swine Flu Vaccine Found To Give Broader Flu Protection
2012-05-22 06:10:12

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com With temperatures rising and summer rapidly approaching, flu season may seem long gone. However, this is not so for a group of researchers who have discovered that the pandemic 2009 H1N1 vaccination, otherwise known as the swine flu vaccine, can produce antibodies against a variety of flu strains like H5N1 and H3N2. This new finding highlights a new dimension to the report last year that people who were infected by the pandemic 2009 H1N1 virus could produce...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.