Archive: 28/07/2009

Smokeless tobacco safer than smoking

Smokeless tobacco products, as used in Europe and North America, do not appear to increase cancer risk. A large meta-analysis, published in the open access journal BMC Medicine, has shown that snuff as used in Scandinavia ...

dateJul 28, 2009 in Health
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Mapping the crocodile genome

The first ever genetic linkage map for a non-avian member of the Class Reptilia has been developed. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Genomics have constructed a first-generation genetic linkage map for the ...

dateJul 28, 2009 in Biotechnology
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Courts OK $1.13B sale of Nortel assets to Ericsson

(AP) -- U.S. and Canadian courts have approved Swedish wireless company LM Ericsson's $1.13 billion bid to buy next-generation wireless technology and other assets from insolvent telecom equipment maker Nortel Networks Corp.

dateJul 28, 2009 in Business
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Study: Tanning beds definitely cause cancer

(AP) -- International cancer experts have moved tanning beds and ultraviolet radiation into the top cancer risk category, deeming both to be as deadly as arsenic and mustard gas. For years, scientists have described tanning ...

dateJul 28, 2009 in Cancer
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Targeted therapy from within

A group of researchers at Johns Hopkins University has designed nanoparticles that can carry cancer-treating radioisotopes through the body and deliver them selectively to tumors. Today in Anaheim, CA, they will report the ...

dateJul 28, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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