Latest Prue Talbot Stories

2010-12-06 06:20:00

Safety evaluation of e-cigarettes is urgently needed, researchers say Electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes), also called "electronic nicotine delivery systems," are increasingly used worldwide even though only sparse information is available on their health effects. In the United States, e-cigarettes are readily available in shopping malls in most states and on the Internet. But how safe are e-cigarettes? To address this question, researchers at the University of California, Riverside...

2010-10-20 20:10:07

Prue Talbot's lab at UC Riverside studied the effect of cigarette smoke on human embryonic stem cells To reduce the toxicity of cigarette smoke, tobacco companies have introduced "harm reduction cigarettes," often marketed as safer than conventional brands. But stem cell scientists at the University of California, Riverside have found that even sidestream smoke (which burns off the tip of a cigarette) from harm reduction cigarettes impairs growth of human embryonic stem cells more than...

2010-07-29 15:40:27

UC Riverside researchers find e-cigarette aerosol decreases over time in smoke-out interval, requiring stronger puffs Stronger suction is required to smoke "electronic cigarettes" "“ marketed as tobacco-free nicotine delivery systems "“ than conventional brands, with possible adverse effects on human health, researchers at the University of California, Riverside report. The researchers used a smoking machine to compare the smoking properties of eight conventional cigarettes with...

2008-12-17 16:05:00

So-called harm-reduction cigarettes pose the same threat to developing embryos as traditional cigarettes, according to a report published by Dr. Prue Talbot of the University of California, Riverside and her colleagues in the journal Human Reproduction. Her team concluded that smoke from these harm-reduction cigarettes may be more dangerous than traditional brands. "Many chemicals found in harm-reduction cigarette smoke have not been tested, and some are listed by manufacturers as safe,"...

Word of the Day
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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