News tagged with tobacco

A compound in smokers' breath

If you smoke, your breath contains 2,5-dimethylfuran. A team of Catalan researchers have proved that the presence of this chemical compound indicates that a person has smoked in the last three days. This substance does not ...

dateMay 20, 2010 in Analytical Chemistry
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Tobacco makes medicine

Tobacco isn't famous for its health benefits. But now scientists have succeeded in using genetically modified tobacco plants to produce medicines for several autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, including diabetes. The research ...

dateMar 19, 2009 in Biotechnology
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